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06/10/2015

BernCo Opens 24-Hour Crisis Center for Behavioral Health

Bernalillo County has opened its first 24-hour crisis triage and treatment center to provide behavioral health services for those who might otherwise end up in a hospital’s emergency department, jail, or be sent back into the community still struggling with severe behavioral and mental health issues.

BernCo Commission Approves Funding for Mesa del Sol Outdoor Regional Sports Complex

On Dec. 11 the BernCo Board of Commissioners approved $1 million to support the construction of Phase 2 of the Mesa del Sol Regional Outdoor Sports Complex at the Dr. E.A. Swede Scholer Regional Sports Complex.

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Commissioner Hart Stebbins Invites All to Holiday Luncheon

A special New Mexico Lunch will be provided at her monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

dec. 18 monthly luncheon new mexican lunch provided

CJCC Releases Pretrial Justice System Study Results

Efforts to improve the pretrial justice system while protecting public safety are working in Bernalillo County, according to a study released Nov. 22.

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BernCo Commission Passes County Wellness Act Resolution

The resolution will require vendors to meet the paid time off standards for any procurement exceeding $20,000.

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BernCo Passes Minimum Wage Increase

On Oct. 15 the Bernalillo County Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $9.05 to $9.20 per hour. The increase will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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BernCo Board Honors ABC Community School Coordinators

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners would like to recognize the following ABC Community School Coordinators for diligently and passionately working to serve our students, families and communities.

County Commission Approves Paid Time Off Ordinance

On Aug. 20 the BernCo Commission approved a paid time off ordinance that will mandate business owners in the unincorporated areas of the county, with two or more employees, to provide paid leave.

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BernCo Commission Approves Plastic Bag and Styrofoam Ban in Unincorporated Bernalillo County

On June 25 the Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags and Styrofoam (polystyrene) containers in the unincorporated areas of Bernalillo County, outside the city limits of Albuquerque.

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Massive Behavioral Health Training and Education Efforts Launched by Bernalillo County

Sadly, New Mexico has some of the highest rates of mental illness and substance abuse in the nation- highlighting the need for a continuum of behavioral health care. In 2015 Bernalillo County created the Behavioral Health Initiative to build that system of care, to date, the BHI has created 19 programs.

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BernCo Board Honors Mark Twain Elementary for Integrated Learning Project

On March 12, 2019, the Bernalillo County Commission honored Mark Twain Elementary for the outstanding work and dedication to the teaching and mentoring of neighborhood children and collaboration of young and experienced alike to improve the communities of Alvarado Park, Mark Twain, Mile-Hi and Fair West.

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County Commission Hires Special Counsel to Investigate Opioid Drug Companies

The County Commission approved an agreement to engage special counsel to investigate and initiate possible litigation against opioid drug manufacturing companies throughout the United States.

special counsel hired to investigate opiod companies

Commissioner Hart Stebbins Participated in Intergovernmental Policy Academy in Washington D.C.

In January 2019, a city-county team made up of representatives from city, county and state government, including Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, was invited to participate in the 2019 Intergovernmental Policy Academy January convening in Washington DC.

County Commission Approves Money to Preserve the De Anza Motor Lodge

The Bernalillo County Commission approved a Local Economic Development Agreement with Anthea at Nob Hill to redevelop the historic De Anza Motor Lodge.

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BernCo Commission Chooses New Chair and Vice Chair

District 3 Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins is the new chair of the Bernalillo County Commission. District 1 Commissioner Debbie O’Malley is the new vice chair.

Commissioner Hart Stebbins

Conversations with the Commissioner: Running Medicine

Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins interviews Assistant Professor Dr. Anthony Fleg of the UNM Health Sciences Department about his Running Medicine program.

conversations with the commissioner running medicine

ABQ-Bernalillo County Trade Alliance and BernCo Commissioner Hart Stebbins Open Competition for Singapore Business Boot Camp

The ABQ-Bernalillo County Trade Alliance and Bernalillo County Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins are proud to launch the Singapore Launchpad for Innovation, Networking, and Globalization (ABQ-SLING) Program. ABQ-SLING is an opportunity for a Bernalillo County technology-based startup to win a fellowship to travel to Singapore to participate in a 3-week intensive international business boot camp.

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BernCo Behavioral Health Services Department Funds Videos Warning Of the Danger of Opioids for Student-Athletes

On Aug. 16, 2018, public and education officials and community advocates held a press conference to discuss a series of short videos entitled, “Opioids, Alcohol and Athletes,” being distributed to middle and high schools throughout New Mexico as the 2018-2019 school year begins. The videos, designed to educate student athletes, parents and coaches, about the dangers of opioids and alcohol, are a collaborative project of the Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health, the New Mexico Activities Association, the New Mexico Parent Teachers Association, and Christopher Productions, LLC.

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BernCo and UNM Celebrate Partnership at North Golf Course

Dignitaries from Bernalillo County, including Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, the University of New Mexico, the State of New Mexico and the UNM North Neighborhood Association planted a tree and buried a time capsule marking the 20th anniversary year of Bernalillo County Open Space and five years since the creation of the UNM North Golf Course Urban Open Space.

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Resource Re-entry Center: Thousands of Released Inmates to Benefit from Re-entry Support Every Year

On May 22, 2018, Bernalillo County leaders officially opened the county’s new Resource Reentry Center [RRC], a first stop for individuals released from the Metropolitan Detention Center as they reintegrate into the community.

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Major Water Conservation Project at UNM North Golf Course Complete

Community leaders celebrated the project completion on the north end of the golf course.

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Commissioner Maggie Hart Stebbins, HOPE Initiative Honored by Acting U.S. Attorney

Stebbins was honored by Acting U.S. Attorney James D. Tierney for work to protect the public from the dangers of heroin and opioid painkillers.

County, State, Federal Officials Celebrate Beginning of KAFB Jet Fuel Spill Cleanup Process

Kirtland Air Force Base hosted an event to mark an important milestone in the efforts to protect Albuquerque's groundwater and remediate contamination from a leak.

Board Recognizes Metropolitan Detention Center’s PREA Staff

The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners would like to recognize the Metropolitan Detention Center Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) staff for reaching full compliance under PREA. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the MDC staff, who have worked tirelessly to implement numerous corrective actions at the facility to reach that goal.

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