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File #: EC-22-51   
Type: Executive Communication Status: Enacted
File created: 4/4/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 4/4/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Veto of O-22-3, Repealing Enactment No. O-2019-008 (Council Bill No. O-19-48) Which Enacted Article 17, Chapter 13, ROA 1994, "The Albuquerque Clean & Green Retail Ordinance" Which Limited The Use Of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags, Created A Clean & Green Business Program, And Provided For Administrative Enforcement Regulations
Attachments: 1. EC-51.pdf
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
4/4/2022 City Council Immediate Action Pursuant to City Charter  Action details
4/4/2022 President Immediate Action Pursuant to City Charter  Action details
4/4/2022 City Council OverridePass Action details


TIMOTHY M. KELLER, MAYOR

CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR/ CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE


INTEROFFICE MEMORANDUM
TO:
CITY COUNCIL
FROM:
TIMOTHY M. KELLER, MAYOR
SUBJECT:
VETO OF O-22-3, REPEALING ENACTMENT NO. O-2019-008 (COUNCIL BILL NO. O-19-48) WHICH ENACTED ARTICLE 17, CHAPTER 13, ROA 1994, "THE ALBUQUERQUE CLEAN & GREEN RETAIL ORDINANCE" WHICH LIMITED THE USE OF PLASTIC SINGLE-USE CARRYOUT BAGS, CREATED A CLEAN & GREEN BUSINESS PROGRAM, AND PROVIDED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ENFORCEMENT REGULATION
DATE:
MARCH 25, 2022


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Veto of O-22-3, Repealing Enactment No. O-2019-008 (Council Bill No. O-19-48) Which Enacted Article 17, Chapter 13, ROA 1994, "The Albuquerque Clean & Green Retail Ordinance" Which Limited The Use Of Plastic Single-Use Carryout Bags, Created A Clean & Green Business Program, And Provided For Administrative Enforcement Regulations
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As a former legislator, I write to you not taking lightly the Executive Veto power and also with the acknowledgement that this action may not ultimately stand. I am communicating my action and my reasoning to ask that City Council consider sustaining this action and postpone a wholesale repeal of the Clean and Green ordinance to allow proper study of its impact research alternatives that may better help our city achieve our sustainability goals and keep our city clean.
I also want to note that discourse on this issue has become unnecessarily divisive for our community, and resulted in some completely inappropriate personal attacks from some members of the public. These words and actions are to be condemned outright by myself, are never acceptable in our city from anyone regardless of broader political persuasion, and I trust are similarly condemned by all Councilors.
Rather than an outright repeal, there are multiple paths we can take to improve the existing ordinance, and I am committed to working with the City Council to do just that. My Administration supports the Clean and Green Ordinance a...

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