City of Albuquerque
File #: R-21-160   
Type: Resolution Status: Enacted
File created: 5/17/2021 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/2/2021
Enactment date: 8/10/2021 Enactment #: R-2021-051
Title: Accepting The Recommendations Of The Balloon Landing Task Force (Harris, Bassan)
Sponsors: Brook Bassan
Attachments: 1. R-160, 2. R-160 Attachment 1 Balloon Landing Task Force Final Report, 3. R-160Enacted
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/10/2021 City Clerk Published  Action details
8/10/2021 Mayor Signed by the Mayor  Action details
8/6/2021 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/2/2021 City Council PassedPass Action details
6/21/2021 City Council Accepted with a Recommendation Do Pass  Action details
6/14/2021 Finance & Government Operations Committee Sent to Council with a recommendation of Do PassPass Action details
5/17/2021 City Council Introduced and Referred  Action details
5/17/2021 President Referred  Action details

COUNCIL BILL NO. R-21-160 ENACTMENT NO. ________________________

SPONSORED BY: Don Harris, Brook Bassan

Accepting The Recommendations Of The Balloon Landing Task Force (Harris, Bassan)
WHEREAS, the Council adopted Resolution-18-19 which established the Balloon Landings Task Force to explore potential solutions for preserving, preparing, or acquiring properties for balloon landings for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and other ballooning events to preserve the viability of Ballooning in Albuquerque; and
WHEREAS, the task force was composed of local experts in the fields of ballooning, taxation, policy-making, land use, real estate, and neighborhood development, and included representatives from various jurisdictions, including the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, Sandia Pueblo, Sandoval County, and Rio Rancho; and
WHEREAS, from August, 2018 through December, 2019 the task force assessed the viability of 1) improving parking lots and other open spaces on private properties and 2) acquiring private properties in their entirety; and
WHEREAS, the task force developed recommendations and initiated several programs to provide ample balloon landing spaces, these include:
- Improve the parking fields in small, medium, and large properties for balloon landing areas. Improvements would include relocating light poles and trees to the perimeters of the sidewalk and other landscape and hardscape features that would create a landing field in a parking lot. The Balloon Fiesta and the City would acquire access to the land through a license agreement with the property owners.
- Acquire one large or several medium size properties for balloon landing areas and other recreational activities. This follows the City's successful purchase and development of a dual use balloon landing an...

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