The Las Cruces City Council will meet via video conference at 1 p.m. Monday, May 3, 2021 for a regularly scheduled meeting.
City Council will consider adoption of a Resolution that would award $400,000 in Year Two Health Related Public Services funding to 16 Las Cruces nonprofit organizations during City government’s Fiscal Year 2022. The funding would come from the City’s Telshor Facility Fund.
The Telshor Facility Fund received its assets from a pre-paid lease payment the City received for Memorial Medical Center. On Nov. 18, 2019, City Council approved Resolution No. 20-061 which earmarks $400,000 a year from the Telshor Facility Fund to help fund health-related public service programs for the City’s 2021 and 2022 fiscal years.
After a competitive application process, the Las Cruces City Council approved Resolution No. 20-152 on May 4, 2020 adopting the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee recommendation for year one health-related public services awards as part of the FY2021 budget and stipulated that year two funding was contingent on overall program performance, satisfactory monitoring reviews, data collection and availability of City funding
Year two renewal applications and program performance were reviewed and evaluated in March by the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee, and the committee voted to recommend all 16 agencies for continued funding for Fiscal Year 2022, which begins July 1.
Additionally, at Monday’s meeting, City Council will consider a Resolution to adopt the City’s 2021 to 2025 Consolidated Plan, Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, and the 2021 Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnership program.
The City, as an entitlement community for the CDBG program and a participating jurisdiction for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, both administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), must develop and adopt a five-year plan that identifies the community development and affordable housing needs the City will attempt to address during the plan period.
The plan, known as the Consolidated Plan, has been developed in accordance with HUD regulations. The proposed plan has been developed by City staff and Crescendo Consulting, a City-hired consultant from Portland, Maine.
The Consolidated Plan also includes a required Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice. The AI includes a review of City laws, regulations, and policies followed by an analysis of how these policies might impact the location, availability, and accessibility of housing. It also identifies lending practices and household economic conditions that affect housing choice, patterns of occupancy and location of public and government-assisted housing, possible forms of discrimination, and other factors that impact fair housing.
The 2021 Action Plan allocates approximately $1,049,641 in CDBG and $546,071 in HOME funds during the City’s 2022 fiscal year.
City Council will also consider the following agenda items at Monday’s meeting:
- A proposed Resolution approving contracts with Huitt-Zollars, Inc., of Las Cruces, not to exceed $186,200, plus applicable taxes, for master plan development and management structure recommendations for the Mesilla Valley Community of Hope.
- A proposed Ordinance authorizing the City to issue and sell $13,500,000 in Taxable Industrial Revenue Bonds, Series 2021, to provide funds to finance the acquisition and installation of equipment for an industrial revenue bond project involving an expansion of the Saputo Cheese USA manufacturing plant, at the Las Cruces Innovation and Industrial Park.
- A proposed Ordinance modifying Las Cruces Municipal Code Chapter 28, Utilities, Article III, Sewers, Sections 28-121 and 28-122 to require existing septic systems in the City to hook-up to the City’s sewer system.
The agenda for Monday’s City Council meeting can be accessed online at: https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=211.
Monday’s Council meeting will be televised live on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The meeting will also be available online at clctv.com and at YouTube.com/clctv20.