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City Manager Find services, programs, and responsibilities of the City Manager.

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Departments Learn about the services, programs, functions, and more of the Santa Fe city departments.

Boards, Committees & Commissions Find meeting and member information for the various city committees.

Office of Affordable Housing
Mission Statement
Contact: Ph: (505) 955-6345

8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday

The Office of Affordable Housing works proactively with the public, nonprofit, and private sectors so low- and moderate-income citizens have access to housing.
Find information about the Santa Fe Workforce Housing Fund Initiative in the SF Workforce Housing Fund Initiative Report.

To learn about the housing inventory, residential sales, the rental market, and more, see the Housing Needs Assessment Report.

Find information about the efforts to end homelessness in Santa Fe in the Coalition to End Homelessness Report.

Find information on the proposed Northwest Quadrant Project.

To learn more about the Santa Fe Affordable Housing Trust Fund (AHTF), see the AHTF Guidelines.
One result of Santa Fe's attractiveness has been an explosive rise in housing costs. The City has slowed the escalation of home prices through its proactive involvement in the local real-estate market and its comprehensive approach to affordable-housing development.

Through capacity building, technical assistance, and regulatory mechanisms, the City of Santa Fe has built a network of strong cooperation and assistance among various non-profit agencies. These agencies help to make affordable housing possible.

For questions regarding Section 8 Vouchers or affordable rental housing, please call the Civic Housing Authority at (505) 988-2859.

Living Wage
What is the Living Wage
The term Living Wage refers to the minimum hourly wage necessary for a person to achieve some specific standard of living.
Santa Fe's Living Wage
The City of Santa Fe Living Wage Ordinance was adopted to establish minimum hourly wage rates.

Effective January 1, 2009 all employers are required to pay employees an hourly wage of $9.85. This includes part-time and temporary employees.

Who is affected?

The city of Santa Fe shall pay the minimum wage to all full-time permanent workers employed by the city.
Contractors for the city that have a contract requiring the performance of a service including construction services but excluding purchases of goods, shall pay the minimum wage to their workers and subcontractors performing work under the contract if the total contract amount with the city is, or by way of amendment becomes, equal to or greater than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.).
Businesses receiving assistance relating to economic development in the form of grants, subsidies, loan guarantees or industrial revenue bonds n excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.) to those employed by such entity for the duration of the city grant or subsidy shall pay the minimum wage to their workers for all hours worked within the city of Santa Fe.
Businesses required to have a business license or business registration from the city of Santa Fe and nonprofit organizations shall pay the minimum wage to their workers for all hours worked within the city of Santa Fe that month.

Additional Information
For more information, you can download the following documents or contact Constituent Services by email at Constituent Services, or by phone at (505) 955-6949.


We all use water in many ways - drinking, bathing and watering our lawns - but often forget that water is a limited resource. Extreme drought conditions over the past several years in Northern New Mexico have highlighted the need to enhance Santa Fe's capacity to provide water today and plan for the future.

The City of Santa Fe is aggressively planning and implementing comprehensive water resource management policies to meet Santa Fe's current and long-term water needs. These efforts include vigorous conservation measures and the development of a diverse portfolio of water supply sources.

Water Conservation

The Santa Fe City Council has adopted changes to the ordinance that regulates water use in the City of Santa Fe.

These changes include:

  • Adoption of permanent conservation measures
  • Revision of the rate structure
  • Replacement of numeric emergency stages with color-coded stages

Transparency in Government
The Mayor and City Council are committed to transparent and open government. This page provides information identifed for inclusion in a transparency in government website by WikiFOIA. For information not on this page, check the A - Z Directory or contact Constituent Services, (505) 955-6949, by email at Constituent Services or submit complaints or requests on any city issue at 1 Click to City Hall.

City Budgets going back to fiscal year 2002-2003 are linked on the Budget page.

The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009 is linked on the Finance page.

Gross Receipts and Lodger's Tax Reports going back to 2008-2009 are linked on the Finance page.

The rules governing contracts are in the city's Purchasing Manual. View the status of Bids and RFPs online. All awarded contracts are on file in the City Clerk's office. Sole source contracts will be posted on this page starting March 2011.

Open Meeting Laws
The Weekly Meeting List includes all meetings subject to the Open Meetings Act with Agendas attached. The Weekly Meeting List is published in a local newspaper and on the website's homepage. Meeting specifics are posted on the Main City Calendar which then links to the city's Facebook and Twitter pages.

All City Council meetings are broadcast live on SFGTV cable Channel 28 and webcast live at SFGTV 28 Webcast. City Council meetings are rebroadcast on SFGTV 28 numerous times between live meetings and are available anytime on the Archived Webcasts page.

Public Records
Information and links for requesting public records are on the Request for Public Records page.

Elected Officials
Find contact information for the Mayor, City Councilors and the Municipal Court Judge on the Elected Officials page. Campaign finance statements for the March 2010 General Municipal Election are at Campaign Finance Statements. For Campaign Finance Statements from previous elections, contact the City Clerk's Office.

Administrative Officials
Find names and contact information for Administrative Officials.

Building permits and zoning
Information for applying for a building permit is on the Building Permits page, View the city Land Development Code online. Information on building permits issued is at Monthly Building Permit Activity.

The city website currently offers online and searchable services for monitoring the status of Code Enforcement and Building Permits at E-Services.

All planning and zoning meetings are publicized per "Open Meeting Laws" above. The city website also provides an Early Neighborhood Notification Calendar.

Access the current Contract for lobbying services and the Amendment extending the contract.





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