City of Santa Fe

Weekly Wrap

Highlights from the Week of August 8, 2022

Veterans' Banners to Return

The City, in collaboration with Veteran leaders in the community, has identified a solution that will allow the Hometown Heroes banner program to be safely reinstated and the banners to be hung throughout the city this year. The answer: expand the locations of program, purchase new wind-shedding brackets for the banners, and limit the number of banners on each light pole (one banner per pole, specifically). 

City leadership would like to thank Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham for allowing the use of poles on NM state roads, as this was instrumental in the solution.

City staff worked with the light-pole manufacturer Hapco to get additional information specific to the size of the Hometown Heroes' banners, the structure of the light poles, and methods of hanging the banners, including brackets and height placement, in order to find a safe way to resume the program. The Governing Body will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 15, at 4 p.m. to vote on an amended Resolution to hang the banners. The City is purchasing the required new wind-shedding brackets, and PNM will hang the banners upon the receipt of the new equipment.

Check Your Trash Day!

The new residential trash and recycling collection schedule starts on Monday (August 15).

Make sure you're prepared: click the map above to enlarge or visit our Day Change webpage for an interactive version where you can search for your specific address and find your new collection day!

CONNECT Wins National Award

CONNECT, a network of services for community members funded by the City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County, has won the 2022 National Association of Counties Achievement Award in Human Services for 2022! The network now has over 200 navigators from 60 programs and has linked 6,361 individuals to resources since April 2019. Learn more about CONNECT and get support here, or download the 2022 resource guide

ESD Co-Presents in Webinar

Environmental Services Division (ESD) Director Shirlene Sitton co-presented at a national webinar hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS) on Thursday, August 11. The webinar, “Creating a resilient and sustainable future,” highlighted sustainable solutions that cities enact for solid waste and recycling operations and how cities use smart technology to transform service delivery. You can register here to view the on-demand recording when it becomes available. 

More Swimming at Bicentennial

Looking to get more outdoor swim-time under your belt before the chillier weather sets in? Then you're in luck – the Recreation Division is extending the summer season at Bicentennial Pool through the second week of September! The hours of operation will remain the same: Wednesday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is first-come, first-served. The pool will close on September 12, 2022. Questions? Call 505-955-4778. 

Free Expo and Family Event

The Office of Economic Development and the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce are hosting Feria Southside, a  FREE Expo in support of the local business community off of Airport Road and in the Southside area! This family-friendly Southside Fair is happening on August 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 3300 Calle Maria Luisa. Carlos Medina will be performing with his mariachi group, and there will be local food, Latino music and dance, and free activities for all.

There's a lot going on in the City Different!

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