REDISTRICTING PROPOSALS ON DISPLAY AT COUNTY MANAGER’S COMPLEX;

REDISTRICTING PROPOSALS ON DISPLAY AT COUNTY MANAGER’S COMPLEX;

Four scenarios related to the redistricting of Doña Ana County’s five commission districts are on public display at the Doña Ana County Manager’s Complex at 180 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces. The proposals also will be displayed at the Commission Chambers prior to the regular County Commission meetings of Aug. 28 and Sept. 11.
Doña Ana County has contracted with Research and Polling, Inc., of Albuquerque for the redistricting process. At the Commission’s Aug. 14 meeting, four possible scenarios for redistricting were presented. A public meeting on these plans has been scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Commission Chambers of the County Courthouse at 251 W. Amador Ave. in Las Cruces.
Redistricting is required every 10 years by New Mexico statute. The process follows the completion of the U.S. Census and forces counties to move district lines in an effort to equalize populations within each district.
Residents wishing to make confidential suggestions regarding the redistricting proposals may submit their comments in writing to Michael Sharp at Research and Polling, Inc., 5140 San Francisco Rd., N.E., Albuquerque, N.M. 87109.
The Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to adopt final redistricting plans at the regular Commission meeting of Sept. 25, 2001.
For more information, call Public Information Director Jess Williams at (505) 647-7229. Residents calling from outside the Las Cruces area may call toll-free at 1-877-827-7200 and request extension 7229.