Sunland Park Council To Again Pick New Mayor

May 4, 2012

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (AP) — Officials in Sunland Park will try again to pick a new mayor at a meeting Friday night.

The City Council did the same thing on April 18 but Javier Perea had to resign last week after questions about whether the action violated open meeting laws. That's because so many people came to the meeting they all couldn't fit in the chambers and the overflow crowd could not hear.

This Council will meet in a courtyard near the city hall this time so the expected large crowd can participate.

Perea may be appointed again, but that's not a sure thing. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports ( ) at least three other people want to be considered.

Perea was appointed after mayor-elect Daniel Salinas was arrested in separate cases on charges of extortion, bribery and receiving kickbacks from a city contractor.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,


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