REDISTRICTING PROPOSALS ON DISPLAY AT COUNTY MANAGER’S COMPLEX

REDISTRICTING PROPOSALS ON DISPLAY AT COUNTY MANAGER’S COMPLEX

Four proposals 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.
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.
Doña Ana County has contracted with Research and Polling, Inc., of Albuquerque for the redistricting process. At the Commission’s Aug. 14 meeting, four proposals for redistricting were presented. A public hearing on the proposals has been tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m. Aug. 30 in the Commission Chambers of the County Courthouse.
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 county 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.