The day-to-day business of City operations is the responsibility of the city manager, the chief executive officer (CEO), appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The City of Las Cruces is a full service, home-rule city with a Council-Manager form of government.
Duties & Powers
The duties of the City Manager include:
- Recommending and implementing the policy direction approved by the mayor and city council, governed by the City of Las Cruces charter.
- Administration of city services and programs through effective leadership and management.
- Appointing and/or dismissing all department heads.
- Other such duties as may be required by ordinance or resolution of the City Council.