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Neighborhoods Push Back on New Zoning Rules in Albuquerque

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November 1, 2019 – When the City of Albuquerque revamped its zoning rules a few years ago, it was praised for getting rid of a complicated system that residents had complained about for years. The new system was supposed to be easier for everyone to understand and was designed to spur economic development around the city. But folks who live in the historic neighborhoods that ring the downtown core say they fear the new code will destroy the charm and character that they love. This week on New Mexico in Focus, correspondent Gwyneth Doland talks with members of the Historic Neighborhoods Alliance about why they want the City to change these rules.

NOTE: Guest Robert Nelson is running for city council in Albuquerque next week. He was specifically invited to talk about the zoning issue, however, and not his campaign.

Diana Dorn-Jones, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance
Bianca Encinias, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance
Loretta Naranjo Lopez, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance
Robert Nelson, Historic Neighborhoods Alliance

For Further Reading:

Cities Start to Question an American Ideal: A House With a Yard on Every LotThe New York Times

Invasion of the Luxury Duplexes in DenverMarketplace

ABQ Launches Effort to Update Growth Plan, Replace Zoning CodeAlbuquerque Journal

Council Approves Rewrite of Albuquerque’s Zoning RegulationsAlbuquerque Journal

Martineztown Residents Target Zoning Rules in Civil Rights ClaimAlbuquerque Journal

ABQ Needs to Strike a Zoning BalanceAlbuquerque Journal

New Mexico Had 2018 Tourism Boom | The Line

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November 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look at what made 2018 such a banner year for tourism in the Land of Enchantment, as a newly released report from the New Mexico Tourism Department shows visitors spent more money in the state than ever before. They look at what makes our state unique – from Albuquerque’s International Balloon Fiesta to the Deming Duck Races – and how crime statistics don’t seem to be deterring most visitors.

Line Panelists:
Michael Bird, Public Health Consultant
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor, Santa Fe Reporter
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney, Affirm, Inc.

For Further Reading:

A Banner Year for NM TourismAlbuquerque Journal

Tourism Department Unveils 2018 Economic ImpactLos Alamos Daily Post

New Mexico signs on to bolster outdoor recreation industryAssociated Press