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File #: R-22-56   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/1/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 8/15/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Establishing A Moratorium For Safe Outdoor Spaces As Regulated In The Integrated Development Ordinance For A Period Of 12 Months Or Until The Integrated Development Ordinance Is Amended, Whichever Occurs First (Bassan)
Attachments: 1. R-56
Date Action ByActionResultAction Details
8/17/2022 City Council Sent to Mayor for Signature  Action details
8/15/2022 City Council Passed as AmendedPass Action details
8/15/2022 City Council AmendedPass Action details
8/1/2022 President To be heard at the Council Meeting  Action details
6/22/2022 City Council Not Introduced  Action details
6/22/2022 President    Action details
CITY of ALBUQUERQUE
TWENTY FIFTH COUNCIL


COUNCIL BILL NO. R-22-56 ENACTMENT NO. _____________________

SPONSORED BY: Brook Bassan


RESOLUTION
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Establishing A Moratorium For Safe Outdoor Spaces As Regulated In The Integrated Development Ordinance For A Period Of 12 Months Or Until The Integrated Development Ordinance Is Amended, Whichever Occurs First (Bassan)
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WHEREAS, O-22-10 established a new land use in the Integrated Development Ordinance (IDO) called Safe Outdoor Spaces; and
WHEREAS, Safe Outdoor Spaces are defined as: "A lot, or a portion of a lot, developed to provide designated spaces for occupancy by tents, recreational vehicles, and/or light vehicles. Designated spaces are provided to occupants at no charge. A safe outdoor space offers social services and support facilities."; and
WHEREAS, Safe Outdoor Spaces may have unavoidable adverse impacts on the communities in which they are placed; and
WHEREAS, during the deliberation of O-22-10 there was broad opposition to the concept of Safe Outdoor Spaces; and
WHEREAS, there are other viable, more appropriate solutions to addressing homelessness in Albuquerque such as utilizing existing overnight shelter beds, increasing access to services, and incentivizing housing development; and
WHEREAS, for these reasons Safe Outdoor Spaces are not an appropriate allowable land use in the IDO; and
WHEREAS, Safe Outdoor Spaces should be removed in its entirety from the IDO; and
WHEREAS, this moratorium will allow time for a companion ordinance to be considered by both the Environmental Planning Commission and the City Council that proposes to remove Safe Outdoor Spaces from the IDO.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL, THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF ALBUQUERQUE:
The City of Albuquerque shall not accept or approve any building permits or land use applications or requests for Safe Outdoor Spaces until the sooner of August 1st 2023, or upon final action by the C...

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