There is a convenient and easy-to-access app provided by the city of Albuquerque, which has just about everything you would need to request all in one place.
ABQ 311 has already fixed, according to the app interface, 209,012 issues as of February 2022. Those issues can range from reporting fireworks, weeds and litter, aggressive dogs or graffiti to also finding an abundance of city resources.
There are trash pickup and holiday schedules as well as proper instructions on how to dispose of materials properly. Even if you miss your recycling day, you can call the city and have them come pick it up. Albuquerque 311 also has information on also large item pickup provided by the city.
The app also provides information on city jobs and volunteering resources, community centers, and links to contact the mayor’s office or city council members in addition to bus schedules, entertainment, pet resources and senior sports and fitness resources.
Although some of these quick links are lacking in information, such as the police and crime only providing the emergency and non-emergency numbers, the other city links and resources are extensive — pretty much anything you would need to inquire about is all right there in one convenient app.
However, some aspects of the app lack clarity.
Little is explained about some links, such as with #SAFE linking to a random phone number but is actually the resource for the CYFD reporting line. The police and crime section lacks a link to some crime statistics or the Civilian Police Oversight Board but could be aspects yet to come in the 311 app.
There is also the One Albuquerque Housing Fund on the app for residents to learn about donating to help house people in the city who are in desperate need of homes.
The fund goes toward critical programs, such as housing vouchers, workforce support and youth programs.
For some who already work, the issue could be as simple as not being able to afford the deposits and first/last month’s rent; this fund can help with those needs. It could also help those with disabilities who need long-term care that is not provided anywhere. The fund can also help people suffering with short- or long-term homelessness.
For more information, download the 311 app from the Google or Apple app store to see just how easy it is to report to the city about issues in your neighborhood.