Mesilla To Consider Layoffs

Mesilla – The town of Mesilla's budget woes may have reached a point where layoffs could become a reality.

The town's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Monday evening to consider approval of a reduction of force plan.

Town administrators worked out final details of the plan over the weekend. If approved, it would go into effect at the start of Mesilla's new fiscal year on July 1.

Mayor Nora Barraza says it appears 3.5 positions will have to be cut.

Although trustees will make the final decision of where those positions will be eliminated, Barraza says the cuts would likely come from classified positions in town administration.

There are about 30 people who work for the town government.

The town has already cut back to a 32-hour workweek to deal with reduced revenues.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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