We have all been experiencing the changing of the leaves, the smells and tastes of fresh roasted green chile, and the cool crisp air of fall.
We are excited about the progress that we are making on the revitalization plan for Fourth Street. We have included a summary of the progress and preliminary images that reflect the input from business and property owners along Fourth Street and the community at-large. We are still encouraging your input. Resident and business owner surveys are still available through our website and survey monkey. Also, the latest PowerPoint presentation of ideas and research on Fourth Street is available on our Village website. Please take a look and feel free to comment on what you see.
On Saturday, October 26, 2013, three Albuquerque police officers were shot. In the same incident, Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Robin Hopkins sustained severe injuries when she was shot in front of the Los Ranchos / Bernalillo County Fire Station #30 on Fourth Street. Emergency responders rushed her to University of New Mexico Hospital where she immediately underwent two surgeries. She is currently enduring a long, tough road to recovery. One year later, we hope to turn the tragic events of October 26, 2013, into a day of remembrance and perseverance. It will also be an opportunity to welcome community support and foster community relations between first responders and the communities they serve.
Please join us this October 26 at Hartnett Park for a commemorative run/walk and an opportunity to celebrate the hard working men and women on the front line of public safety. See the article inside this issue on page 15 for additional details.
I would like to congratulate my fellow area public servants who, along with me, received the Mid-Region Council of Governments 2014 Leadership Award. MRCOG and its member organizations are dedicated to regional solutions to the problems we all face. I have enjoyed the opportunity to represent Los Ranchos at this important organization and on several boards such as the Rio Metro which operates the Rail Runner.
- Larry P. Abraham, Mayor