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Tue December 7, 2010
City Council Backs Projects For State Legislature Session
By Vanessa Dabovich
Las Cruces, NM – On Monday the City Council officially backed several projects that will be presented during the state legislative session in January.
Among the projects are State Capital projects including the Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority or MVRDA and the Crisis Triage Center. Also on the list are the Flood Control Authority, Camunez Building Acquisition and the Hold Harmless Tax Issue.
Assistant City Manager Robert Garza says it is important for the council to go on the record to support specific legislation.
Garza- "The timing of this is important, the reason we are doing is that the LFC, the people in Santa Fe who draft legislation, need to know exactly where you all stand on certain issues and without a resolution of support making that clear it's just somebody's word vs. somebody else's word. There is a lot of people talking about the issues up there."
The council's main concern is the MVRDA 911 center. City officials say the facility is not strategically located and the building is not in good shape, is overused and undersized. The city is not only looking to state government, but the federal government as well to help move forward.