City Council Extends Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation The Las Cruces City Council unanimously approved an extension to Mayor Ken Miyagishima’s Emergency Proclamation 2020-06 at a Special Meeting conducted via video conference on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The Mayor signed the Proclamation at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 and it became effective atRead More →

Parks and Recreation Department Encourages Safe Practices The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department reminds the community to follow COVID-19 safe practices and the State Public Health Order ( still in place which includes:     Wearing face coverings in public settings except when eating, drinking, or swimming.Read More →

Minimum Wage 2021   Pursuant to the Las Cruces Municipal Code (LCMC) and New Mexico Senate Bill 437 (NM SB 437), the minimum wage will increase, effective January 1, 2021.  Under SB 437, the State of New Mexico’s minimum wage will increase from $9.00  to $10.50 per hour on January 1, 2021. Las Cruces City Council accepted the state’s minimum wage of $10.50Read More →

City Council Approves Affordable Housing Development Agreement with Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation The Las Cruces City Council, at its Monday, Oct. 5 meeting, approved a Resolution establishing an affordable housing development agreement between the City and Tierra Del Sol Housing Corporation. The agreement will lead to the construction of 32 affordableRead More →

Las Cruces City Council is moving forward with efforts that would  determine what it would take to reestablish commercial air service for southern New Mexico. During a recent work session the research indicates the Las Cruces airport could sustain two to four daily flights to Dallas, Phoenix or maybe bothRead More →

Updated COVID Funding Report Available on City Website   An updated COVID Funding Report of Las Cruces City Council allocations for COVID-19 response is now available to the public on the City of Las Cruces website. The updated report can be found online at The report is a breakdown ofRead More →

City Council Hears from Business Owners About Proposed Changes to the City’s Minimum Wage The Las Cruces City Council met Tuesday, September 22, via video conference, for a Special Work Session regarding the City’s proposed minimum wage for 2021. City Council especially sought input from employees, business owners or managersRead More →