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Posted on: December 20, 2023

Legislative Requests 2024

Rendering of Fire Station 9

Since fiscal year 2018, the City of Las Cruces has been awarded just under $40 million for improvements and programs by the New Mexico Legislature.

thank-you-card next to a handThis funding has made a MAJOR difference in public safety and quality of life for the community. Between Police and Fire Services, more than $2.2 million has been provided to fund squad vehicles, station improvements, communication systems, and safety equipment.

The City of Las Cruces wants to continue to improve responses to critical situations with modern equipment, updated facilities, and new technology. Since 2018, more than $6 million has been awarded for facility improvements to City buildings that provide programs for low income and vulnerable populations. And Las Cruces loves the parks! Over $3.3 million in funding has been invested in park improvements and equipment in the last few years.

From playgrounds and facility upgrades to pool enhancements and soccer field improvements, residents have a greatly improved quality of life!
The work in Las Cruces isn’t done yet! The City has assembled a list of eleven capital project asks totaling about $40.7 million for this session, but not with a huge "Thank You" to the Legislators who have invested in Las Cruces and made the previous projects possible. 

2024 City of Las Cruces Legislative Capital Appropriation Priorities

CIT/Mobile Integrated Healthcare Building

Facility for the Las Cruces Fire Department's Mobile Integrated Healthcare program and Project L.I.G.H.T. Mental Crisis Response ($4M).

Rendering of the Front of the Mobile Integrated Health (MIH) building

Active Transportation

Funding to support Active Transportation Plan Projects and initiatives, including but not limited to Sidewalk gaps & improvement, ADA improvements, Transit shade structures, street lighting, intersection improvements, bicycle facilities, and street trees ($6M)

Amador Crossing Housing

Approximately 40-50 unit master plan housing project on the Community of Hope campus to provide supportive housing, onsite services, and access to campus agencies. ($7M) 

Rendering of a multi family dwelling for use as an example property

(Image shows rendering of possible stye of housing - not necessarily exact proposal for use in Las Cruces)

Lift Up Las Cruces

Valley View Park renovations and trail project in the second Lift Up area, as well as other projects identified by community survey. ($4.2M) 

Valley View Park Image in Las Cruces

Fire Station #9 

Provide gap funding for the construction of the new Fire Station #9. ($2.4M) 

Fire Station 9 Exterior rendering

East Mesa Public Recreation Complex

Continuing construction of this regional park, including, but not limited to, multi-purpose fields, courts, and concessions. ($12.6M) 

Aerial View of the East Mesa Public Recreation Area

South Main Street

Funding to support a shovel ready project which will reconstruct S. Main Street from Avenida de Mesilla to Boutz Road and includes replacement of existing underground utilities, new buffered bike lanes, new sidewalks and curb & gutter, ADA improvements, a road diet, new roadway cross section, street lighting, intersection improvements and enhanced safe pedestrian access across the railroad. ($1M)

South Main Street graphic Rendering after improvements

Sacramento Street

Funding to support a current project which will complete reconstruction of Sacramento St from Poplar Ave to Oasis Ave as a part continued improvements within the Lift Up Phase 1 project area, including replacement of existing underground utilities, new sidewalks, ADA improvements, new roadway cross section and street lighting. 1M) 

Sacramento Street Reconstruction

Wastewater Septic Systems

Completion of installation of wastewater sewer system to eliminate the use of septic tanks, specifically in the remaining Brittany Estates and Estados Serenos subdivisions. ($1.6M) 

Police Department Building Renovation 

To construct and furnish a renovated Intelligence and Records & Identification section, including remodel of the CID/Records and Identification section to lay the foundation for a crime lab and a real time crime center within the Las Cruces Police Department. ($400K)

Police Department Real Time Crime Center

To acquire, design, furnish, install, improve, and establish a Real Time Crime Center for Las Cruces Police Department, including the purchase of technology equipment and software. ($500K) 

Capital Projects With Gap Funding

Additional funding to complete current capital projects funded with legislative capital outlay which have experienced cost escalation beyond the funding appropriation. 

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