SENATE MEMORIAL 21
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Michael Padilla and Jacob R. Candelaria and Linda M. Lopez
PROCLAIMING JANUARY 30, 2020 "ALBUQUERQUE WEST SIDE DAY" IN THE SENATE.
WHEREAS, the west side of Albuquerque in Bernalillo county is the fastest-growing area in the state; and
WHEREAS, many neighborhoods and communities on the west side work tirelessly to provide needed infrastructure to help spur economic investments to grow business development and job creation; and
WHEREAS, west side Albuquerque schools have steadily improved graduation rates and dropout rates; and
WHEREAS, community members and local elected officials have joined forces to create healthy and safe neighborhoods on Albuquerque's west side; and
WHEREAS, the west side is the western gateway to Albuquerque's historic route 66 heritage; and
WHEREAS, the west side has the highest percentage of Hispanics in Albuquerque, whose roots date back to the early Spanish settlers; and
WHEREAS, the west side has the most beautiful views of the city of Albuquerque and the Sandia and Manzano mountains; and
WHEREAS, west side residents take pride in calling themselves "west siders";
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that January 30, 2020 be proclaimed as "Albuquerque West Side Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the mayor of Albuquerque, the Bernalillo county board of county commissioners, the south valley coalition of neighborhood associations, the southwest alliance of neighbors and the west side coalition of neighborhood associations.
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