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The Las Cruces City Council unanimously adopted a number of changes to the city’s election code, bringing it into closer alignment with the New Mexico Secretary of State’s campaign finance guidelines. The changes are the first to be made to the city’s campaign code since 2013.
The changes include:
The changes were proposed after a review of the code following the 2019 municipal elections determined that there was no real accountability regarding the filing of financial reports.
Also, at the April 19 meeting, the council unanimously adopted a resolution approving a contract not to exceed $9,173,003, plus state gross receipts tax, to Jaynes Corp. of Las Cruces for construction of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley (ASCMV) New Adoption Center, which will also include the Rinconada and Burn Lake dog parks.
The project is part of the $36.5 million general obligation (GO) bond project approved by Las Cruces voters in the all mail-in election in August 2018.
The ASCMV New Adoption Center and the Rinconada Dog park will be at 3551 Bataan Memorial West. The Burn Lake Dog Park will be within Burn Lake Park, 855 Amador Ave.
The council also unanimously adopted two other items at the April 19 meeting: