Early Neighborhood Notifications:
Santa Fe Charter Commission-Neighborhood Amendment
September 24, October 3, October 15
There will be 3 public hearings to review and discuss the City of Santa Fe Charter Amendment recommendations. The Neighborhood Network urges you to attend as many as you can. All the hearings will be held at 5:30 pm at the following locations:
September 24, Genoveva Community Center, 3221 Rodeo Rd
October 3, Public Schools Admin Bldg, 610 Alta Vista
October 15, City Council Chambers, 200 Lincoln Ave.
The comments made at these public hearings will be given to City Council and they will make the final determination to recommend amendments to the Charter. The amendments will be included on the ballot for the municipal election next March.
The Neighborhood Network urges the Council to approve the recommendation of the Charter Commission to amend the Charter to include the preservation of Neighborhoods.
The Santa Fe Charter Commission has recommended to the City Council an amendment to the Policy Statement 2.04: 1.
Amend Section 2.04 as follows:
Cultural and Neighborhood Preservation.
The people of Santa Fe derive invaluable benefits from our multi-cultural heritage.The multi-‐ethnic and multi-‐racial residents who have made their homes here over the centuries have each left their unique mark on our city, producing a rich blend of stories and traditions and neighborhoods. The result is a community that treasures a variety of artistic, literary and musical forms, that symbolizes an architectural style, and that celebrates the diversity of those who have chosen to live here.
We therefore declare that the multi-‐cultural heritage and neighborhoods of Santa Fe are essential to the people of this community and that public officials shall at all times exercise their powers with sensitivity to and respect for that cultural and neighborhood heritage.
The City Council will vote whether to include the proposed amendment on the election ballot.
The mission of the Neighborhood Network is to work for the political, social and economic empowerment of neighborhoods in Santa Fe and Santa Fe County; to help enhance neighborhood character and quality of life; and to assure that neighborhood residents are given a prominent role in participating in and commenting on projects and proposals that will affect them.
The mission of the Neighborhood Law Center is to preserve, protect and enhance Santa Fe's social environment by providing legal resources for neighborhood associations in support of meritorious community-wide civic causes.
Santa Fe Neighborhood Network 2013 Officers
- President - Rick Martinez
- Vice President - Cheri Johansen
- Secretary - Ann Yarick
- Treasurer - Ellen Bacigalupa