Las Cruces passes GO Bond elections and 5 of 6 charter amendments.

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Las Cruces voters passed four General Obligation Bonds and five of six charter amendments on Tuesday.

The GO Bond election was the first in 25 years for Las Cruces. 

“It’s good to see Las Crucens pass these very worthy projects that not only are Quality of Life amenities but will help propel the city into the next level of investments for years to come,” said Mayor Ken Miyagishima in a news release. 

Here are the unofficial results:

GO Bond Results

Shall the City issue general obligation bonds, payable from property taxes, in an amount up to $16,900,000 to construct improvements to parks, including sports fields and other related facilities?
            For:    8,654

      Against:   6,544

Total Votes: 15,198

Shall the City issue general obligation bonds, payable from property taxes, in an amount up to $9,800,000 to construct a new animal shelter facility and related improvements?
            For:  10,190

      Against:   4,996

Total Votes: 15,186

Shall the City issue general obligation bonds, payable from property taxes, in an amount up to $6,200,000 to construct replacement fire station facilities for Fire Station 3 (at 390 N. Valley Drive), including acquisition of necessary land?
            For:  10,441

      Against:   4,573

Total Votes: 15,014

Shall the City issue general obligation bonds, payable from property taxes, in an amount up to $2,700,000 to construct and improve recreational walking, jogging, and biking trails, including acquisition of necessary land?
            For:    8,554

      Against:   6,268

Total Votes: 14,822

Charter Results

Shall Section 8.02 of the City Charter be changed to give petitioners sixty (60) days to collect sufficient signatures?
            For: 10,182

      Against:   3,849

Total Votes: 14,031

Shall Sections 8.02, 8.03, 8.07, 8.08, and 8.09 of the City Charter be changed to remove the recall provisions and codify them into a new Section 8.10, which would require recall petitioners to assert factual allegations supporting grounds for misconduct or a violation of oath of office at a hearing at the Third Judicial District Court to determine the sufficiency of the allegations prior to collecting and submitting petitions to the City Clerk?
            For:  10,090

      Against:    3,870

Total Votes:  13,960

Shall Section 8.04 of the City Charter be changed to provide the City Clerk have an additional five (5) working days for a total of twenty-five (25) working days to determine the sufficiency of a petition under Section 8.04 of the City Charter?
            For:   9,134

      Against:   4,823

Total Votes: 13,957

Shall Section 8.04 of the City Charter be changed to eliminate the amended petition process?
             For:   6,648

      Against:   7,343

Total Votes: 13,991

Shall Section 8.04 of the City Charter be changed to allow the Las Cruces City Council to review insufficient and sufficient petition on certificates for compliance with the City Charter?
            For:    9,219

      Against:   4,975

Total Votes: 14,194

Shall Section 8.04 of the City Charter be changed to allow petition signatories seven (7) working days after the petition is submitted to the City Clerk to withdraw their signatures by notarized letter received through certified mail or delivery in-person to the City Clerk?
             For:   9,571

      Against:   4,630

Total Votes: 14,201

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