City of Albuquerque
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File #: EC-22-126   
Type: Executive Communication Status: Vetoed
File created: 9/7/2022 In control: City Council
Final action: 9/7/2022
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Veto of R-22-56, 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, Which Ever Occurs First (Bassan)
Attachments: 1. EC-126


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 R-22-56, 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, WHICH EVER OCCURRS FIRST (BASSAN)
DATE:
AUGUST 26, 2022



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Veto of R-22-56, 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, Which Ever Occurs First (Bassan)
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Like most major American cities, over the past several years we have seen an increase in the number of unhoused individuals on our streets. Although this problem is not unique to Albuquerque, it is clear that we must find innovative solutions to address this challenge. We must work together as elected officials to provide needed services, temporary shelter for individuals and families and permanent housing for all, while keeping our neighborhoods, our parks, and our businesses safe.
Currently across our country, there is no singular idea that seems to be having a material impact in this area. What has been shown is that cities need the flexibility and availability of a wide range of options to be able to match the wide range of situations we find in our unsheltered population. My administration is committed to considering every tool to provide solutions to homelessness, including working with local business and faith-based partners, supporting the efforts of the multiple city departments working on addressing the causes and effects of homelessness, such as fully funding and staffing the Gateway Center, supporting resources and services for the vulnerable and the unhoused, and acquiring and developing more transitional, supportive, affordable and long-term housing options.
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