WSCONA serves as a forum for neighborhood representatives to raise and discuss issues of broad concern to Albuquerque residents west of the Rio Grande. It provides a means for neighborhood and homeowners associations within its boundaries to:
- Achieve and maintain communications on civic and neighborhood matters
- Provide a channel of communication with local, state, and federal government
- Provide for a means to preserve, protect, and enhance the quality of life of the residents within its boundaries
- Provide a unified voice on important issues
There is much on the horizon to be concerned about. Here are but a few of the current issues that demand community input if the steps taken to address them are to reflect the wishes of the people of the West Side:
- APD staffing
- Lack of progress by APS in improving educational effectiveness
- Job growth
- Changes to the ABC-Z Comprehensive Plan
If you live west of the river in Bernalillo County and are part of an organized neighborhood that is recognized by the City or County, you can be the neighborhood / homeowner association’s representative to WSCONA.
Through WSCONA, you can gain thoughtful consideration and, if appropriate, support for your positions. We meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the Taylor Ranch Community Center, 4900 Kachina St NW.
It is your mechanism for sharing interests and defining what is most appropriate for Westside residents. It offers workable solutions and a means to shape consensus positions on key issues. These can then be communicated to government agencies at the City, County and State levels through:
- Formal written resolutions
- Testimony in public forums
- Online discussions on this and other websites
- Other means of civic action
This required broad participation to shape a cohesive message, based on widespread support. That is essential to gaining the attention of politicians, news organizations and other key decision makers.
Come and see if what we offer is what you are looking for in making the West Side all it can be.
Or send an email to the President, Jerry Worrall.