City seeking $120M for capital projects

ABQ City Council

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Albuquerque city councilors want to ask voters later this year to approve nearly $120 million for street repairs and other capital projects.

The bond package includes $2 million for a new library in the International District and $500,000 to design a new library for northwest Albuquerque. It also includes $1.5 million for improvements to redevelopment of the rail yards in Barelas and $4 million to replace police cars.

City councilors unanimously approved the bond package on Monday. The mayor would like nearly $4.5 million for affordable housing which could be used to help the homeless get off the streets. The problem was highlighted by the recent debate over Tent City. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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