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Public input continues for city’s 2022 general election bond


Input continues to be sought from registered Las Cruces voters and city residents regarding the 2022 general obligation (GO) bond, the city said in a news release.

In addition to public meetings, city voters and residents can now participate in a bilingual online survey available at www.clcbond.com/survey. The survey is available in English and Spanish and public participation will continue until Sunday, May 8.

A print version of the survey can also be filled out at the at City Hall lobby, 700 N. Main St.; Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave.; Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.; Eastside Center, 310 N. Tornillo St.; Benavidez Center, 1045 McClure Road; Sage Café Senior Center, 6121 Reynolds Drive; Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.; East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Road; Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.; Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.; A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven, 906 N. Tornillo St.; and Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St.

A final public meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the Las Cruces Utilities Center board room, 680 N. Motel Blvd.

The public meetings and online survey are intended to provide general information to Las Cruces residents on GO bond programs and to gauge public interest in new capital projects or the continuation of capital projects that have been approved and funded by Las Cruces voters as part of the 2018 GO Bond questions.

The 2022 GO bond questions may propose as much as $23 million for capital projects. The proposed amount will not increase the property tax rate related to city, the city said.

Determining what new projects are wanted and needed by city residents is the primary reason for conducting the public meetings and online survey, the city said. From input gathered at the meetings and from the online survey, city staff will draft GO bond questions that will be presented to the city council for approval before placing those questions on the November general election ballot.

In an all-mail election in 2018, Las Cruces voters approved $36.4 million in GO bonds to construct new sports fields; rehabilitate some city parks; build two new dog parks; expand and improve walking, jogging, and biking trails; replace Fire Station No. 3 on Valley Drive; build a new Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley; and build a new East Mesa Public Recreation Complex on Sonoma Ranch Boulevard. All projects are expected to be completed by the end of this year.

For more information, contact David Weir, city deputy director of community planning & improvement, at 575/528-3067 and dweir@las-cruces.org, or Karla Walton, city community engagement manager, at 575/528-4577 and kwalton@las-cruces.org.

Visit www.las-cruces.org/2547/2022-GO-Bond.