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BernCo County Commission Accepts Live-Zoom Public Comments

The Bernalillo County Commission is now accepting live public comments during commission meetings through the Zoom video conferencing platform.
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BernCo @ Alvarado Square Expected Completion in April

The Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square renovation project and the new commission chambers are expected to be completed no later than April 9 and open to the public in June.
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The Bernalillo County Board of County Commissioners is requesting public involvement and support by telephone and email.
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Government Agencies Collaborate for COVID-19 Positive Behavioral Health Patients

Bernalillo County, the City of Albuquerque, and the State Behavioral Health Services Division are working collaboratively with Central Desert Behavioral Health Hospital to improve access to behavioral health services for residents who have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Capital and Startup Funding to Expand the Behavioral Health Continuum

BernCo's Department of Behavioral Health Services is continuing to expand with the allocation of $10 million to help support local providers for capital, startup, and expansions of behavioral health services.
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BernCo Announces an Additional Wellness Hotel for Homeless Families

Bernalillo County, in partnership with the City of Albuquerque, today announced the opening of a third wellness hotel in the city to provide more housing options to support vulnerable individuals experiencing homelessness.

BernCo Signs Contract for Body-Worn Cameras

The Bernalillo County manager has signed a five-year services agreement with Utility Incorporated out of Indiana to supply and service body-worn cameras, front and rear vehicle HD cameras, and communication hubs for the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
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BernCo Announces New Countywide Communication System

The subscription-based information system called govDelivery is now available for public sign up.
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BernCo Adjusts Operations to Comply with New Public Health Order

The governor’s updated public health order takes effect Monday, Nov. 16.
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BernCo Announces New Transparency Portal

Bernalillo County’s Inspection of Public Records Unit introduces the new NextRequest Portal for Inspection of Public Records.
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Commission Approves COVID-Safe Changes for BernCo @ Alvarado Square

Bernalillo County commissioners tonight approved changes to the Bernalillo County @ Alvarado Square project that includes the addition of coronavirus (COVID-19) return-to-work initiatives designed to make the eight-story tower and commission chambers safe for the public and employees when the buildings open to the public during Spring 2021.

MDC Chief Addresses County Commission About COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts at Jail

MDC Chief Greg Richardson presented a COVID-19 response update on Oct. 27 to the Board of County Commissioners.
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BernCo Commission Passes Minimum Wage Increase

On Oct. 13 the BernCo Commission approved the minimum wage cost of living increase from $9.20 to $9.35 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
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County Resolution and Ordinance Assign Powers

Clarification regarding the civil emergency powers to the county manager granted by the county commissioners on March 17.
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    • Please be advised that the Bernalillo County Arts Board will meet on Monday, March. 1, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate. Dial In: 1-505-225-7962 Conference ID: 507 068 127# Please see the attached agenda.
      3/1/2021 4:30 PM

    • Please be advised that the Board of Registration will convene on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. In response to the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and ban on large public gatherings, this meeting will be conducted virtually through Zoom. This meeting is open to the public and constituents are encouraged to participate.
      3/2/2021 2:00 PM

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      3/3/2021 9:00 AM

    History of Bernalillo County

    History of Bernalillo County
    During the period of 1610 to 1680, New Mexico's historical archives reflect the Spanish dominance on indigenous populations of what we know today as New Mexico.

    The Manager’s Role

    The Manager’s Role
    The county manager is hired by the Board of County Commissioners to carry out policies and serve as the chief administrative officer of county government.

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