Albuquerque Mayor R.J. Berry talks city updates

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – More money for APD reforms, a controversial Bosque trail, and finding himself right in the middle of an April Fool’s Day prank–it’s been a busy time for Albuquerque’s Mayor.

Mayor R.J. Berry stopped by this morning to shed some light on all of this. He’s hopeful that the larger sum of money will be used in a large number of ways throughout the Albuquerque Police Department. He believes it will all be money well spent and will help our officers do a better job in the line of duty; getting ahead of the curve is the end goal here.

Incentive pay was discussed as well. One hundred and fifty officers are going to be eligible for it in the coming years, and the Mayor wants to be sure it is available for them.

A big change could be coming to the landscape of rural New Mexico. Law makers have proposed a 500-mile trail that would extend across the state. This would involve part of the Bosque, providing even more outdoor opportunities for Albuquerque citizens. Mayor Berry is strongly in favor of this, and says he will do everything he can to help make it happen while he is in office.

If you missed it, Mayor Berry found himself in the middle of an April Fool’s Day prank on Wednesday. An online article went out with the Mayor announcing a new, very expensive, project; more visible bike lanes are at the center of it. As it turns out, the group Urban ABQ created the fabricated article, hoping to spark some conversation on the topic. 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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