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Candidate Forum (review
On Saturday afternoon October 28, 2006, the
North Valley Neighborhood Association (NVNA) sponsored a
Candidates Forum conducted
at the Doña Ana Volunteer Fire Station in Dona Ana,
New Mexico. The purpose of this community event was to give
six candidates running for
representative offices the opportunity to meet with the
public and respond to questions posed by the audience. These
questions dealt exclusively with matters of local concern
This Candidate’s Forum was the first endeavor of the
NVNA to conduct a community interest project. The Forum
was a success beyond our best hopes! Nearly sixty (60) people
came to this public meeting on a gorgeous fall afternoon.
The Candidates were uniformly appreciative of the opportunity
to meet with concerned citizens. Candidates from other races
also made appearances and were introduced. Refreshments
were provided by local businesses, and the leftovers were
donated to the Dona Ana Volunteer Fire Station in appreciation
for use of their facilities.
Stop the Annexation (annexation
The NVNA was originally founded to stop the
City of Las Cruces from annexing land in Doña Ana
County and turning it over for “high density’
Thus far the Association has met with some
success in this effort. The city has directed the developer
to redo and resubmit his annexation plan. We will continue
to monitor the City’s annexation/development efforts.
However, we will also capitalize on the sense of our community
and sponsor public events.
We have targeted a variety of specific charity
drives and programs that we feel we can actively participate
in while maintaining our efforts to stop the annexation.
We will be doing a toy drive . . . . and . . . . We have
become more involved in School District decisions by participating
in the school Parent Advisory Councils and in Doña
Ana County land use issues that affect our community.
County Flood Task Force (flood
We have several NVNA members who are on a
County “Task Force” appointed to examine control
of residential development in potentially flood prone arroyos
in our desert environment. Several members of your Neighborhood
Association are participating in this Doña Ana County
“Flood Task Force”.
On Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 P.M., Cliff
Terry will present the Task Force findings in the County
Government Bldg on Motel Blvd. The Task Force presentation
includes a formula that would limit development and density
around arroyos based on the amount of water and velocity
|Because of the participation
of NVNA on this task force, Mr. Terry has chosen the
Thurston Vista Rancho development as an example for
how the Task Force recommendations should be implemented.
These recommendations include more holding ponds, parks,
and a minimum lot size of 3/4 acres.
We will keep you
informed about this subject of importance to your Association.
September 2006 - printer
WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED ABOUT THESE ISSUES!!
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