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Vice PresidentMoises Gonzales
Mark Your Calendars - Central Avenue Road Study
February 26th-28th are very important dates in the life and future of the EDo and Huning Highland Neighborhoods.
Please mark your calendars, and plan to attend as follows (tentative and subject to change):
- Tuesday, February 26th, 6:00-8:00 PM: a presentation on "Great Avenues of the U.S." followed by a social hour. Location to be announced.
- Wednesday and Thursday, February 27th & 28th: all-day workshops. Location to be announced.
The announced goal of this study commissioned by the City Council is:
"In the stretch of corridor heading eastward out of Downtown Albuquerque and through the UNM area, Central Avenue is in need of a transformation from an auto-oriented, auto-dominated roadway into one that better serves the many urban dwellers, pedestrians, transit users, students, and other non-motorists who have chosen to reside and conduct their daily activities along and near the Central Avenue corridor.
"The primary goal of this planning effort is to create an implementable 'Complete Street Master Plan' for this segment of Central Avenue, in order to achieve this transformation."
The 2004 EDo Master Plan will be the starting point for all recommendations in this Complete Street Master Plan, for that section of Central from First Street to I-25. We will need the help of all EDo fans and supporters City-wide in order to achieve the bright future envisioned by the EDo Plan - and for a brighter future for the Silver Hills and University neighborhoods, as well.
City Council Redistricting Plan - Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed
A civil rights lawsuit has been filed in an effort to restore former Council District 3.
As you may recall from prior issues of ENV, the current Mayor and City Council eliminated former Council District 3 - containing Downtown, EDo, Huning Highlands, and all the other historic neighborhoods surrounding Downtown - in favor of a new District 3 on the West Side. Our former District 3 was absorbed into Districts 2 and 6. Thus was the most ethnically diverse and most historic Council District eliminated by the majority of our elected City officials.
The lawsuit alleges that the redistricting decision by the City Council diluted the voices of minority voters down to two of nine districts, despite the City's 47.2% Hispanic population and population growth that has been 75% Hispanic since 2000. Attorneys will present alternate mapping that would meet requirements of Section 2 of the 1965 U.S. Voting Rights Act and both the state and federal constitutions.
Attorneys expect the lawsuit's decision to occur quickly in order to avoid disruption of the municipal election timeline. For more information, visit the ABQ Fair Redistricting website at abqfairredistricting.org.
EDo News & Views hopes that we get our old District 3 back!
Hartford Square Cafe Coming to EDo's Broadway Boulevard
With a scheduled opening of June 2013, EDo's first Broadway Boulevard restaurant is coming to the neighborhood.
Hartford Square Cafe, the brainchild and loving work of Sarah Hartford, the cafe will offer delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections for dining in or carry out. An outdoor patio with great Downtown views will further enhance the dining experience.
To be located at 300 Broadway, just north of Tijeras, the cafe has planned hours of 6:30 AM-6:30 PM on Monday-Friday, and 8:00 AM-4:00 PM on Saturday.
Thank you and good luck Sarah!
New Trees Coming to Huning Highland Neighborhood
The Huning Highland Neighborhood Association has secured a $4,000 Neighborhood Outreach Grant from the County of Bernalillo to plant 20 to 30 tress in the historic neighborhood.
The project will begin with tree plantings in the parkway strips of Elm St. and High St. on the 1/2 blocks leading from Central Avenue. These blocks are the first in the area, and have a visibility that will lend public notice to efforts to re-tree the entire neighborhood.
The trees in Huning Highland are between 40 and 70 years old and are at the end of their natural life cycles; many are diseased or missing entirely.
The tree canopy is a critical part of the neighborhood's historic and urban character, benefit the neighborhood with their beauty, contribute to property values and help with energy and water conservation.
If you wish to volunteer to help prepare and assist with planting the trees, please contact David Day at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Milton's Diner Purchased by Holy Cow Owners
Milton's Diner, which closed in November, has been purchased by Holy Cow owners Chris Medina, Mike Wewerka and David Boyd. The partners are remodeling the interior, building a new menu and will have a new name for the restaurant, which is slated to open in April.
Special Collections Library Upcoming Events
The Special Collections Library will be hosting two exciting free events in Botts Hall during the coming weeks.
On Tuesday, February 5th from 3 to 5 pm, the Library will host the Portland Cello Project, performing unique and unusual cello covers.
This Saturday, January 26th at 2 pm, the final "Books to The Big Screen" event will feature Hitchcock's "Vertigo."
Come enjoy your library and these special events with your neighbors!