One very active member of our community has been reaching out to many city officials and has received a response from Mayor Time Keller’s office.

Dear [omitted],

Thank you for reaching out regarding the City’s requirement that guests of our Community Center’s obtain and present a membership card for entry. This policy is not a new one for the City and is uniform across all our facilities.

It was recently brought to our attention that the policy had not been followed at the Heights Community Center, and we are now correcting that oversight. I do apologize for any inconvenience, however, having a comprehensive list of who is using our facility at any given time helps us to ensure the safety of our patrons. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding this issue, please contact Aaron Nieto in my office at [omitted].

At the City of Albuquerque we want to know about the issues that matter most to our residents, and I appreciate hearing from you about how we can make our City government work better, smarter and more efficiently to make Albuquerque a safe, innovative, and inclusive community for all.


[digital signature from Mayor Tim Keller]

Timothy M. Keller Mayor

We have omitted a few pieces of the email: 1) the recipient’s name for privacy reasons, 2) the contact number for Aaron Nieto because we have not been able to confirm if the number is public or private, and 3) the Mayor’s digital signature.

This information is also on our home page, which we have updated regarding the new information.