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200 Lincoln - A City Newsletter
This week the City Council will take up debate and voting on several huge issues for Santa Fe.
Among other items, the Council will make a final decision on Mayor Gonzales' proposal for the initial round of investment from the Verde Fund - $300,000 grant that will lead to $1,000,000 in community investments throughout the city on projects including job creation and training and an annual reduction of hundreds of tons of CO2 emissions in Santa Fe.
The grants were scrutinized and passed at the Finance Committee, and both supporters and opponents are invited to come out and make their voices heard!
Read the details of the Verde Fund here: City Funds Local Orgs to Create Jobs, Cut CO2 Emissions!
Read more about the City's Climate Efforts here: NM Keeps Warming, But Leadership is Coming from Cities, Not State or Feds
Also up for a vote: A Regional Sustainability Authority to tackle renewable energy issues, $300,000 in affordable housing funding for the city's Santa Fe Homes Program, funding for the Ski Santa Fe shuttle this winter (Maestas), final policies for the Native Arts or Crafts District protections (Gonzales & Ives), official support for the Paris Agreement (Gonzales & Ives), and a public hearing on the proposed storage facility on Airport Road.
The Summer Youth Cultural Passport is BACK!
One of the city's most popular programs, bringing FREE admission to young Santa Feans to many of our most visited cultural attractions, is back this summer for a second year. The Summer Youth Cultural Passport is a downloadable booklet that features free admission to museums, free tickets for performances and other FREE happenings for kids all over Santa Fe through August 30.
Participants can bring their passport to various cultural events and collect stickers at each venue. When a participant receives 5 stickers, they can claim a prize at the City of Santa Fe Community Gallery inside the Santa Fe Convention Center at 201 W. Marcy Street.
Children ages 5-18 can download their Cultural Passport by going to this link:
Passports can also be picked up at Santa Fe area Visitors Centers and at each participating venue.
Participating organizations include all five state museums, The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Rancho de los Golondrinas, the annual CURRENTS festival, Santa Fe Botanic Gardens, Desert Chorale, Music on the Hill, The International Folk Art Market, Performance Santa Fe, Indian and Spanish Markets, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival and the Santa Fe Opera.
If you are a business owner that would like to donate prizes for participants, please email or call project organizer Jackie Camborde at 505-955-6707; [bot protected email address]
New This Week!
For boys and girls ages 8-13 at Ft. Marcy Recreation Center. Fee is $50.00 per camp participant. Snacks provided. Monday-Friday, July 10 - 14,1pm-5pm each day.
Coaches for the clinic are Veteran Highlands University standouts. Liz Gomez and Marissa Flores.
For more information contact: Phil Montano 505-955-2508
Open Seats on Important City-Citizen Boards
The Santa Fe Public Library Board is looking for candidates in the City Limits with skills in technology, new media, and computer literacy; youth advocacy; knowledge of local government; urban planning; or community development.
The seven member Library Board advises the City on the use of the library, book selection, acceptance of gifts and bequests, management and operation, and other appropriate matters. For more information or to apply call 955-6789.
The Bicycle and Trails Committee advises the City on policies and projects that encourage or impact alternate forms of transportation, cycling, trails and other issues. They are also seeking City of Santa Fe residents, and there is also one seat available to a resident of the surrounding Santa Fe county region.
To apply email [bot protected email address].