COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICE

FOCUS & PURPOSE 

The Community Engagement Office is focused on communication and outreach activities, enhancing collaborative relationships with neighborhoods, and providing support to the City’s engagement processes. 

The primary purpose of community engagement is to empower residents to influence City government decisions that shape their city and their quality of living in the community. Community building, outreach and education activities, and improved communication are important to the City to help constituents understand and be understood.

UPCOMING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EVENTS 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health orders by the New Mexico Governor’s Office and New Mexico Department of Health, no in-person public meetings will be hosted by the City of Las Cruces throughout phase two of the pandemic. 

Illustration of a group of people meeting virtually by Zoom Follow these steps to participate in the Zoom Webinar Meeting of Your Choice

  • Step 1: Click on the link for the meeting you are planning to attend. This will allow you to register for the Zoom Webinar for that meeting.
  • Step 2: If you don’t already have a Zoom account, you will be prompted to create a free account.
  • Step 3: Fill out your registration form and submit.
  • Step 4: Save the invitation meeting notice as this has the link to attend the meeting. You will need to click on this link to attend the meeting.
  • Step 4.a: You can also save the webinar invitation to your digital calendar.
  • Step 5: On the date and time of the meeting, click on the link to join the meeting. Note: If you click on this link after the end-time of the meeting, you will be unable to join the meeting.

If you have trouble accessing the meeting, please email clcengage@las-cruces.org. Someone will be monitoring this email prior to and after the start time of the meeting, you can also watch our Zoom Tutorial below.

ZOOM TUTORIAL

Virtual Zoom Webinar Public Tutorial

UPCOMING ZOOM MEETINGS

Walnut-Madrid Bike/Pedestrian Corridor, and Utility Improvements Project

When: Tuesday, May 18
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Register here

The project in the Walnut-Madrid Corridor directly affects about 185 properties and anyone who uses the route. The overall purpose of this project is to promote pedestrian and bicycle connectivity which encourages alternate modes of transportation. The pedestrian and bicycle improvements route is 2.25 miles which begins at the northern intersection of Hadley Avenue/Walnut Street, continues north on Walnut Street, crosses the intersection of Spruce Avenue/Kilmer Street, continues north on Kilmer Street, east on Popular Avenue, north on Evelyn Street, west on E. Madrid Avenue, and ends near the intersection of Madrid Avenue/Solano Street. Utilities infrastructure to be improved along this route include a new water main along Walnut Street, from Hadley Avenue to Spruce Avenue, and a new water & gas main along E. Madrid Avenue, from Evelyn Street to Solano Street.

This goal of this meeting is to provide an update to the February 9, 2021 meeting and for community members who did not attend the initial meeting to educate themselves and learn about the interconnection of these areas and associated improvements.


Natural Gas Rate Review

When:Wednesday, May 12
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Register here

Gas MeterResidents have until May 26, 2021 to provide input on the Las Cruces Utilities Natural Gas Rate Review options. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) is a City Department but is not funded by tax dollars. It’s been 10 years since LCU last reviewed natural gas rate charges. The current gas rate review reflects cost increases in wages and benefits, gas system maintenance and safety compliance, and vehicle and equipment maintenance and replacement.

Campo Street Design and Reconstruction Study Meeting 

Click on the picture to download a copy of the presentation that was presented during the zoom meeting held on April 29, 2021. 

Front facade of business located at Campo streetThe project area is bounded by East Picacho Avenue/Spruce Avenue and East Amador Avenue and is in City Council District 1. Campo Street is a transition corridor where the Mesquite Historic District meets Downtown. This poses unique and challenging opportunities to blend in the two distinct characters into a single corridor. The purpose of this project is to obtain input from community members most impacted by the project to help develop a feasible corridor design that helps incorporate all modes of transportation while providing a seamless transition from the Mesquite Historic District to Downtown.