Mesilla – Many Mesilla residents agree the town's government is at a crossroads as municipal elections loom for mayor and two seats on the board of trustees.
Tuesday's municipal election features incumbent Mayor Michael M. Cadena facing a challenge by Nora L. Barraza and Ella Alvarez Nelson.
Barraza currently serves as mayor pro tem. Nelson is a former town trustee who served from 1984-92.
Striking a balance between preserving Mesilla's historic roots while allowing for business growth and prosperity is the town's most obvious challenge. Concerns have surfaced about communications among elected officials, town staff, Mesilla's business community and residents.
Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, http://www.lcsun-news.com
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