Meetings to be held for bond election in Las Cruces

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Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima is kicking off a series of public meetings Tuesday for Las Crucens to learn about the upcoming General Obligation (GO) Bond election.

The mail-ballot election is scheduled for later this month and Las Cruces voters will decide whether to approve $35.6 million for city improvements.

If approved, the money would go toward new sports fields and courts, a new animal shelter, replacement of an old fire station, and walking, biking, jogging, and recreational trails.

A press release says that Miyagishima says the last time a GO Bond was passed was in 1968 and currently, there is no GO Bond debt.

The community meetings kick off Tuesday and last through Thursday and then ballots will be mailed to eligible voters in Las Cruces on July 24.

The community meetings will be:

  • Tuesday, July 17, Sunrise Elementary School cafeteria, 5300 Holman Rd., 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17, Doña Ana Community College, auditorium, 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd., 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18, City Hall, 700 N. Main St., Council Chambers, 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18, Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 19, Lynn Middle School cafeteria, 950 S. Walnut St., 5:30-6:45 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 19, Frank O'Brien Papen Community Center, 304 Bell Ave., 7-8:30 p.m.

The Las Cruces Sun News reports that ballots will include a postage-paid envelope to return the completed ballot, but voters can also turn in ballots by hand to the county clerk’s office at the Dona Ana County Government Center, 845 N. Motel Blvd.

Voters must turn in ballots by 7 p.m. on August 21.

Las Crucens who want to vote but are not registered have until July 24 to register and they can do that at the Dona Ana County Government Center or online by clicking here.

Residents must register to vote in person by 5 p.m. on July 24 and online by 11:59 p.m. on July 24.

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