The Las Cruces City Council will meet for a work session at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
City Council will receive a presentation on the state’s Public Defender Department and will be updated on the City’s Historic Preservation Commission during the work session.
In 1973, the New Mexico Legislature enacted the New Mexico Public Defender Act to meet the state’s constitutional obligations to provide legal counsel to indigent persons charged with crimes in state courts. The Act provided for a Public Defender structure with state appropriated funding and a centralized administration.
The Public Defender Department is dedicated to alternative dispositions that help the client. The Department also tries to help address underlying issues that bring clients to the criminal justice system.
Additionally at Monday’s work session, the Historic Preservation Commission will inform and update the Mayor and City Council about the state of local preservation efforts, the potential economic benefits of preservation planning, and the Commission’s accomplishments since it was established in early 2020.
The agenda for Monday’s City Council work session is available online at https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=397.
Monday’s work session will be televised live on CLCTV, Comcast Cable channel 20 and in high definition on Comcast Cable channel 928. The work session also will be accessible online at clctv.com and at YouTube.com/clctv20.
Prior to the work session, City Council will meet at 11 a.m. Monday at City Hall for a Closed Meeting. The Council will discuss pending litigation.
Following Monday’s work session, a brief Agenda Setting Meeting will be conducted in Council Chambers at City Hall to set the agenda for the Nov. 21 City Council meeting.