News Flash Home
The original item was published from 9/9/2022 12:43:49 PM to 9/14/2022 12:00:00 AM.

News Flash

News Releases

Posted on: September 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] City Council Work Session on Sept. 12

City Council Without Masks

The Las Cruces City Council will meet at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. for a work session.

At Monday’s work session, City Council will review and discuss concept maps for Council redistricting. Four concept maps will be presented.

The Las Cruces City Charter requires a “periodic review of the boundaries of the districts” and that each Council district “shall contain as nearly as possible substantially the same population-based upon the most recent federal census.” City Council passed Resolution 22-031 creating an ad hoc committee to work with Research & Polling, Inc. to provide public input and evaluate various redistricting proposals.

Since April, the committee met every two weeks. It reviewed 10 different concept maps and has narrowed those down to four for the council to review.

Also at Monday’s work session, Tim Chappell, president of the Las Cruces Sister Cities Foundation, will provide an update of that organization to City Council. The presentation will include overviews of Sister Cities International, Las Cruces Sister Cities and its two current affiliates, Nienburg, Germany and Lerdo, Mexico; summarize the Nienburg, Germany and Lerdo, Mexico affiliates, with pictures and maps; a summary and discussion of a proposed affiliation with Cuauhtemoc, Mexico, with pictures and map; and a list of upcoming events, Las Cruces Sister Cities meetings and exchanges.

The City’s Economic Development Department will present a mid-year update of the economic outlook of the City at Monday’s work session. The presentation will focus on labor force trends, industry trends, and general business trends of the local economy.

Additionally, at Monday’s work session, City Council will review how American Rescue Plan Act expenditures are reported, including periodic reports to the U.S. Treasury Department and real-time reporting on the City’s website. In response to the economic hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, the City was allocated $24,759,826 in ARPA funds to aid in recovery efforts.

City Council adopted a resolution for the funding to be allocated in the following manner: $2 million to support public health emergency response, $6.9 million to replace public sector revenue loss for capital needs, $11.4 million to address negative economic impacts, $3.5 million to improve water and sewer infrastructure, and $1 million for premium pay.

The agenda for Monday’s work session is available online at

Monday’s City Council work session will be televised live on Comcast Cable channel 20 and will be available in high definition on Comcast Cable channel 928. The work session also will be available online at

Immediately following Monday’s work session, a brief Agenda Setting Meeting will be conducted in Council Chambers. The Agenda Setting Meeting will determine the agenda for the Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, City Council meeting.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News Releases

Visita Las Cruces Unveils New Logo

Visit Las Cruces Unveils New Logo

Posted on: May 30, 2023
Water Manhole COver

Walnut Street Water Outage

Posted on: May 26, 2023
Kids Expo

Kids EXPO 2023

Posted on: May 26, 2023
Model wearing dress made out of recycled items

Trashion Fashion Show

Posted on: May 25, 2023
Lane Closure (1)

South Solano Drive Lane Closure

Posted on: May 24, 2023
Lane Closure (1)

East Griggs Avenue Shoulder Work

Posted on: May 22, 2023
Free Swim Days 2023

Free Swim Days 2023

Posted on: May 22, 2023
Road Closed Sign

California Avenue Road Closure

Posted on: May 15, 2023
Photo of Downtown Las Cruces from sidewalk looking at the exterior signs of businesses.

SizeUp Business Tool

Posted on: May 15, 2023
People watching a movie in the park

2023 Movies in the Park

Posted on: May 11, 2023

Hiking Trails in the Southwest

Posted on: May 8, 2023
Shoulder Work

Las Cruces Dam Maintenance

Posted on: May 1, 2023
Lane Closure (1)

Solano Drive Lane Closures

Posted on: April 5, 2023
Shoulder Work

Madrid Avenue Construction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Volunteers picking up trash in front of colorful mural

Team Up to Clean Up 2023!

Posted on: January 19, 2023
Road Closed Sign

Westway Avenue Closure

Posted on: November 2, 2022