City Changes Records Policy in Response to Complaints
New Mexico Compass / Opinion / Politics / Transparency

City Changes Records Policy in Response to Complaints

  By Marisa Demarco — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government announced today that the City of Albuquerque will charge no more than $6.75 for DVDs and $2.75 for CDs for public records requests. This is a big win for not just journalists but everyone with an interest in accessing records that are available … Continue reading

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget
Council Compass / News / Politics

ABQ Public Outspoken On Cop Reform as Council Passes Budget

By Margaret Wright — There were no activist stunts; no one was escorted out of Albuquerque City Council chambers by uniformed officers. But last night’s regular meeting still saw flares of tension as legislators plodded through a thick agenda that included fixes for the maligned police department and crafting of a new city budget. Councilors also … Continue reading

Activists Clash with Mayor Over Bosque Plans
Environment / Politics

Activists Clash with Mayor Over Bosque Plans

By Margaret Wright — There’s little disagreement over the essential quality of Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Bosque: The meandering ribbon of riparian forest is a public treasure. But on the eve of city elections, controversy has erupted over how to best use the riverside’s fragile habitat. Mayor Berry’s Rio Grande Vision contains ideas for a range … Continue reading