Thursday, April 14, 2016
New Mexico: Las Cruces city council looks to remove recall provision from city charter
Las Cruces, which has had some recall troubles in recent years, is looking to remove its recall law and just allow the state law to carry the day (the state only allows recalls for malfeasance). There were attempts to recall three city councilors in 2014 and 2015 due to their votes in favor of a minimum wage law. This change would require a popular vote to allow it to go forward -- I've only seen that happen once (in College Station, Texas), so it would be very interesting to see if the elected officials can get this through.