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A City of Santa Fe Newsletter

Greetings!

So much to get to, so little time! Things can move fast at City Hall and it’s been over a week since we last wrote – so there’s lots to catch up. You’re probably fighting that post-lunch urge to catch a few zzzz’s, so we’ll try to keep it short!

The City Council met lat night and the agenda was PACKED with items of import community-wide, including:

– A partnership with private industry and state government to create 250 manufacturing jobs in a Meow Wolf facility on the Southside!

– Debate and vote on the return of photo vans to catch speeders around town.

– A $2,000,000 investment in streets and roads maintenance city-wide (including full repaving projects on Zia and Siringo Road!)

– A public hearing and vote on ranked choice voting in Santa Fe’s upcoming elections.

Click here to read the full agenda here! Will you be there tonight to make your voice heard?

Councilor Renee Villareal stood up for Santa Fe’s sanctuary status in Moyers & Company, saying “We’ve been known, historically, to welcome the stranger and offer refuge to persecuted individuals. It makes sense for our history.”

Click to read more.

Councilor Joseph Maestas helped reach a deal with residents of the Reserve on a critical missing link in the City’s bike/walk infrastructure – a new trail connecting northeast neighborhoods and businesses to downtown! Click for details!

Mayor Gonzales joined our crews who have fixed a whole bunch of potholes! Check the photos here!

The Summer Youth Program’s BizKids Business Fair

All summer long, kids in the City’s Summer Youth Program have been working with Guadalupe Credit Union to learn skills like how to write a business plan or manage a business budget.

And they’ve done it in the most effective way: by starting actual businesses of their own!
Today at the Genoveva Chavez Center they showed their stuff in the first (and hopefully first annual) BizKids Business Fair. Not only was it adorable, it was a practical experience

in hard work, believing in yourself, and putting your work out there for the public to view.

Thank you to all the kids who participated, their families, the staff of the City’s amazing Summer Youth Program, and Guadalupe Credit Union for making a really fun, rewarding day happen for these local kids!

What are you waiting for!? Click here for our Facebook photo album from the Business Fair!

New This Week!

Festival Season Continues Full Steam Ahead

Summer in Santa Fe means festivals! And we’ve had a great one so far, with the huge success and continued growth of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market and ART Santa Fe. This weekend, it’s the Traditional Spanish Market and the Contemporary Hispanic Market taking over downtown – and you don’t want to miss the fun!

Bandstand Summer Rolls On

Don’t let summer pass you by without participating in one of Santa Fe’s best traditions – the Summer Bandstand on the Plaza is the largest free music festival of its kind and it’s been rocking downtown every week! See the schedule here.

Join the Sustainable Santa Fe Commission

The Sustainable Santa Fe Commission is writing the plan to help Santa Fe fight Climate Change – specifically, they are drafting a 25-year Sustainability Plan that the Council will review, edit, and/or adopt to help map our the next generation of efforts to lead Santa Fe forward into an uncertain climate era. Sound cool? Want to join? You can!

Letters of interest and a brief resume should be sent to John Alejandro, City of Santa Fe, jealejandro@santafenm.gov. Deadline for submission is August 4, 2017. For more information, please call 505-955-6236.

Check out the City’s New Website Re-Design

New and easier than ever to use – featuring up front links to the most utilized info, a starring role for the latest news and information, and a scrolling slide panel that highlights big events, announcements and more.

Take a look!

 

Whew! That’s a lot but that’s it for now – we couldn’t fit it all, so stay tuned for the next edition of 200 Lincoln coming soon with a post-Council wrap-up and more!

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