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Legislative Priorities: Building a Stronger Community

The City of Las Cruces and City Council have identified certain priorities that have a significant impact on residents and create a quality of place for everyone. The City’s priorities for the 2018 New Mexico Legislative Session include:

I-10/I-25 INTERCHANGE LANDSCAPING

Plan, design, construct, and install land- scaping, signage, drainage improvements, and erosion control improvements at the Interstate 10/Interstate 25 Interchange.

INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS: TELSHOR BOULEVARD/SPRUCE STREET

Plan, design, and construct the intersection to improve the flow of traffic along both roadways. This benefits current and new businesses, provides access for public safety vehicles, and reduces traffic.

LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS: SQUAD VEHICLE

The addition of a smaller, more efficient vehicle for first-responders that can accommodate a custom box for firefighting, EMS equipment, and to transport patients.

BRANIGAN CULTURAL CENTER: ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND CEILING REPLACEMENT

Preservation efforts to ensure use of the historic Branigan Cultural Center as a museum requires the removal of asbestos from the ceiling to create a safe environment for visitors.

PARKING LOT: LCFD - FIRE STATION #2

The City’s oldest fire station needs a complete replacement of its parking lot to improve access for people and vehicles, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to the building, drive pads and aprons.

POLICE MOBILE DATA TERMINALS: 30 REPLACEMENTS

Thirty mobile data terminals will replace out-of-date equipment and equip officers with better tools for serving the community.

PIONEER WOMEN’S PARK: MASTER PLAN

The City is seeking legislative funding for the master planning of Pioneer Women’s Park to improve the level of service.

ACUTE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH HOSPITAL: LAS CRUCES FEASIBILITY STUDY

The City is seeking legislative funding to conduct a feasibility study for the design, construction, and operation of an acute behavioral health hospital in Las Cruces.

PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS: CITY PARKS

Plan, design, remove, construct, equip, renovate and install playground equipment at various City parks.


Past Legislative Priorities