September 2013
In This Issue
EDo News & Views
Editor Rob Dickson
Publisher Lara Simon
EDo Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors
David Mahlman
   Mahlman Studio Architects
Vice President
Doug Majewski
   Design Group
Marc Bertram
   Hotel Parq Central
Michael Wewerka
   Wewerka Enterprises
Michael Armijo
   Southwest Securities
John Chavez
   New Mexico Angels
Moises Gonzalez
   Huning Highlands
Lauren Greene
   The Grove Café & Market
Sarah Hartford
   Hartford Square Cafe
Terry Keene
   Artichoke Café
Jim Maddox
   Maddox Properties
Randi McGinn
   McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya 
   and Love, P.A.
Bevin Owens
   Compass Companies
Huning Highland Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors
Bonnie Anderson
Vice President
Moises Gonzales
Kathy Grassel
Ann Carson  
Greg Bloom
Joe Boyd
Zoey Fink 
Steve Grant
Elaine McGivern
Greg & Joni Neutra
Lee Spittler
Karla Thornton  
Salley Trefethen
Isaac Benton for City Council District 2
     EDo News & Views encourages all our readers to vote in the Municipal Elections on October 8th (or vote early,) and we urge you to vote for Isaac Benton to serve a third term on the City Council.
     Ike was elected former District 3 City Councilor in 2005, and re-elected in 2009.  He represented the Downtown and historic neighborhoods of District 3 with integrity and principle.  As we do, he supports walkable neighborhoods, complete streets that encourage safe walking and cycling (which means higher transit ridership), housing that is affordable for working citizens close to jobs, redevelopment of our obsolete strip corridors, and accountable public safety.  We need his continuing strong voice on the City Council for the issues we care about in Central Albuquerque.
     How is Councilor Benton now running for District 2?
     Over strong opposition from many, the 2012 City Council redistricting, supported by Mayor Berry, moved District 3 - our city's most diverse, historic area  - to the West Side to create a new district there.   This ill-advised action is the subject of a Federal Voting Rights Act lawsuit at the present time.  We hope historic District 3 will be restored by the legal process.
     In the meantime, Councilor Benton is running for the gerrymandered District 2 seat.  We thank Mayor Berry's interim appointee, Roxanna Meyers, for her willingness to step in last year to serve out former Councilor Debbie O'Malley's remaining term.  
     Thank you for supporting Isaac Benton.  His 8 years of loyalty to us deserves our loyalty in return. 
EDo Neighborhood Annual Meeting and Social September 19th
     One of the many great pleasures of the Fall Equinox is the EDo Party, being held Thursday, September 19th, at 6:00 PM in the courtyard of The Lofts at Albuquerque High.
     Founded in 2003, EDo has established itself as one of Albuquerque's most up and coming neighborhoods, supported all around by the historic Huning Highlands neighborhood, dating back to 1880.  
     Come celebrate the historic and the new, with refreshments and food provided by all the great EDo restaurants!  All are welcome.
Buy Local - Smart Business and Good For You
     Ever wonder where all our money spent in Mr. Big Box Retailer goes?  That giant sucking sound is all that money leaving the 505 area code.  What's that doing to and for Albuquerque?  Pretty much a lot of low wage jobs, and not much else.
     There's a better way - buy Local, from People You Know!
     Keep It Querque is an association of local businesses who want you to be their customer.  What does this mean to you?  Better service, better quality, a personal connection, and your money staying in town to support our local economy - which supports you!
     Lose the big box habit - let's build a healthy, local economy together.  Thank you.
Innovate ABQ Update
     The UNM Regents approved a plan allowing the university to obtain a $1.5 M federal grant to help purchase the 7+ acre First Baptist Church site at Broadway & Central in EDo. Successful research districts create a density of creative professionals living within a square mile "where people bump into each other with enough frequency that they make things happen," University President Bob Frank said. Sounds like EDo to us! 
Special Collections Library Events
Atrisco: Part 9 of the 2013 Speaker's Program
Saturday, September 14
10:30 am to 12 pm

Spanish Presidios of the American Revolution
Saturday, September 21
10:30am - 12:00pm

Exhibit:  Women & the Written Word
Co-Produced by EDo's own Andrea Fletcher
September 25 - October 30
Opening Reception, October 3, 4-6 pm

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