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Property Tax Payments Due Nov. 10

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The first half of property tax payments are due Nov. 10

Bernalillo County COVID-19 Updates

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Information from Bernalillo County regarding its operation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

BernCo's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 Is Now Available

Bernalillo County's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2021/22 is now available. It’s the two-year plan that encapsulates what county departments are doing to support the strategic plan goals.

Get The Latest Neighborhood News from BernCo At A Glance

Click here for all the latest neighborhood news from BernCo At A Glance, our weekly roundup of events and opportunities happening now in Bernalilo County.

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COVID-19 testing is slated for the South Valley of Bernalillo County on two separate dates. Testing will be conducted at Las Estancias Center, in the movie theater parking lot at Los Estancias shopping center near Coors and Rio Bravo Boulevards, as follows: Saturday, Nov 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. This is a public test site and anyone can get tested.
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Bernalillo County, with the Village of Tijeras, is conducting a community survey to determine resident and business broadband needs in the East Mountains. We understand some neighborhoods have slow bandwidths and we are considering applying for a USDA Community Connect grant to improve service. We are looking at installing high speed fiber optic conduit south of I-40 to better connect our neighborhoods especially during the pandemic when we rely so much on the internet for remote work, school, and shopping.
Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and state health officials have instituted a temporary statewide health order, closing in-person services for all non-essential activities. Due to the health order, the “Take a Ride On Us” program, offering free Uber rides, will not be available this Thanksgiving Day Weekend.
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Silver Horizons will again offer free groceries to low-income senior citizens (60+) at 4 drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities in Bernalillo County. The drive-thru grocery pickup opportunities are from 10 a.m. to noon as follows: Monday, Nov. 23 - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW Tuesday, Nov. 24 - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 2nd St NW Monday, Dec. 21 - Rio Bravo Senior Center parking lot, 3910 Isleta Blvd SW Tuesday, Dec. 22 - Sherriff’s Posse Outdoor Facility, 10308 2nd St NW
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Bernalillo County has limited in-person office activity and continues employee teleworking to align operations with the governor’s updated public health order, which took effect Monday, Nov. 16, and last until Nov. 30 The center is closed to public access. All transactions for licensing and general services will be handled via the general information line at 505-314-0281.
In keeping with the state public health order, Bernalillo County will stop the all-day care program and close all community centers on Friday, Nov. 20.
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The subscription-based information system called govDelivery is now available for public sign up. GovDelivery allows any subscriber to choose and receive news and information about county departments and events.
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Bernalillo County limits in-person office activity and continues employee teleworking to align operations with the governor’s updated public health order, which takes effect today, Monday, Nov. 16. Law enforcement, firefighters and rescue personnel, 911 dispatch, and the Metropolitan Detention Center (no in-person visitation) will continue to work as normal. The county’s emergency operations center will remain activated during the next two weeks to support limited county operations.
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Bernalillo County’s Inspection of Public Records Unit introduces the new NextRequest Portal for Inspection of Public Records. NextRequest makes public records requests easier, more efficient and more convenient for the public. It also makes fulfilling the requests faster, more effective and allows a more organized, centralized response for Bernalillo County. Visit NextRequest at https://bernalillocounty-nm.nextrequest.com/.
Bernalillo County commissioners have approved changes to the Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square project that includes the addition of coronavirus (COVID-19) return-to-work initiatives designed to make the eight-story tower and commission chambers safe for the public and employees when the buildings open to the public during Spring 2021.
The Bernalillo County Commission approved project revenue bonds for the Casa de Sierra apartments, formerly known as Valencia Court Apartments. The bonds, in a series of one or more, are tax-exempt and/or taxable bonds not to exceed $14 million.
The Office of Senior and Social Services will host free online beginner genealogy classes in November and December. The four-part genealogy series kicks off Monday, Nov. 23 beginning at 10:30 a.m., with subsequent classes on Nov. 23, Dec. 7 and 14.
Bernalillo County Housing Department is extending the deadline to apply for the Bernalillo County CARES Rental and Utility Assistance grant for qualified county residents. The new deadline to apply is Dec. 5.
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Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, the National Park Service, and The University of New Mexico have partnered to prepare a conceptual plan that outlines a vision for the development of El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro National Historic Trail within Bernalillo County. We are asking for your input to: - Identify sites located along the historic route that can be developed for the public to visit, experience, and learn about the National Historic Trail. - Identify preferred routes for a multi-modal trail following the historic alignment.

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Bernalillo County and District 2 Commissioner Steven Michael Quezada are hosting a COVID testing site in the South Valley at the Las Estancias shopping center parking lot (near the movie theater) on Nov. 28 and Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Bernalillo County Treasurer's Office is currently closed to the public due to the COVID 19 pandemic. However, Bernalillo County Treasurer Nancy Bearce is providing a number of easy and convenient ways to pay your property taxes if you own your home or have property in Bernalillo County and pay the taxes yourself.
On Sept. 16 earlier this year, District 5 Commissioner Charlene Pyskoty hosted a Town Hall on the status and progress of the Behavioral Health Initiative. You can view the town hall above.
Bernalillo County Manager Julie Morgas Baca stresses the importance of taking care of both your mental and physical health during this pandemic. Much of the focus at this point has been on our physical well being, but with all the compounded issues related to the coronavirus, not as much is being said about mental health awareness.
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