Tuesday’s 5 Facts-
- Albuquerque voters head to the polls Tuesday to make several key decisions. They will decide on four city council seats, a proposed taxes increase for improvements to the zoo, and one that would allow the city council to approve the hiring and firing of police and fire chiefs. Polls are open from 7am to 7pm.
- Expect things to be cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60’s to mid-70’s. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers and thunderstorms.
- Police are checking security cameras to see if the video will help track down thieves who ruined some neighbors’ hard work. The nonprofit group “North Campus Community Project” said a dozen raised garden beds they installed are gone. Organizers said they’re surprised because the area is well lit.
- Oil that spilled into an Albuquerque Arroyo is now cleaned up. Investigators want to know who dumped 11 barrels in the southwest part of the city. It was found by a contractor at a p-n-m work site. The county said there’s no trace of who left it there.
- New Mexico restaurants are getting national attention for their burritos. The state made the list twice. Landing at the 13th spot is Burritos Victoria’s. Chicharron and green chile burrito in Las Cruces and the Shed in Santa Fe, at number 4.
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Two CYFD employees are under investigation in two separate incidents. State police are investigating Jonathan Brown a corrections officer at the Youth Detention Center. He was placed on paid leave last month. Robert Gerlock the superintendent of the CYFD’S Albuquerque reintegration center was placed on paid leave in August. CYFD said they are investigating Gerlock. They will not say why in either case.
A new website designed to highlight Albuquerque’s crumbling sidewalks, hopes more people will contribute with pictures of their own. But the city said they have a better solution. It’s called ABQ Stumbler. Although, the site mainly pinpoints sidewalks in and around the UNM campus the sites owner is looking at the city as a whole. Gregory Rowangould, a professor at UNM, started the site. He said the copied the idea from a blog called “The Tumbler” in San Diego. He said it got so huge. The city actually started fixing the problems. As for the city it’s encouraging people to use the 311 app instead. The city said the sidewalks aren’t that bad and that it takes every 3-1-1 call seriously. In the meantime, Rowandould is encouraging people to post their pictures not just in the university area — but all across the city.