In light of a proposal to use UNM-owned land south of the State Laboratory for the City of Albuquerque’s Gateway Center, the University will be hosting a series of open forums this week and next to provide information and answer questions community members may have.
The forums will take place on both central and north campus, and will include panel representation from UNM and CABQ. The City has compiled community input received in December 2019, and has provided resources and information on its web site related to the Gateway Center and its efforts to end homelessness.
Associated Students of UNM (ASUNM) will also hold a student-led forum. A community-wide survey will follow these events to solicit opinions relative to the site proposal. “Wherever the Gateway Center is ultimately located,” said UNM President Garnett Stokes in a message to campus. “We are unwavering in our commitment to providing the necessary services and support to one of our most vulnerable populations and thereby bettering the community in which we live.
Gateway Center forum dates:
- Friday, Feb. 7, noon: Domenici Hall, auditorium (click for live stream)
- Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1 p.m.: SUB, Atrium (hosted by ASUNM)
- Wednesday, Feb. 12, noon: SUB, Ballroom C (click for live stream)
- Thursday, Feb. 13, 5:15 p.m.: UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center, auditorium (click for live stream)
Members of UNM's administration recently met with City officials to discuss concerns about the Gateway Center. The City responded to those concerns in a letter.
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