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Mayor's Sunland Park Ethics Committee Holds First Meeting

Posted by David Reed on Friday, March 18, 2016, In : Sunland Park 
Sunland Park mayor Javier Perea has appointed a citizens' committee to propose a code of ethics for the city.

The group held its organizational meeting Thursday (March 17) at city hall.

The group is charged with developing an ethics standard for elected city officials and employees and will eventually present to the council a proposal for a local ethics ordinance and standards. To do so, they will study model ethics policies and existing ethics standards in other cities, both in and out of New ...
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EDITORIAL: Be Sure To Vote Even If Most Sunland Park Candidates Fail To Tell Us Where They Stand On Issues

Posted by David Reed on Thursday, February 25, 2016, In : Sunland Park 

It is time to vote in the the Sunland Park city elections. Early voting closes Friday (Feb. 26) and election day is officially March 1. 

The mayor and three council members will be elected for four-year terms and one council member is to be elected to a two-year term.

In many ways it has been a disappointing election period. Few candidates felt it was necessary to reply to a Santa Teresa News questionnaire about their positions. Only one mayoral candidate and three council candidates took the t...


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State of Sunland Park Is Good and Improving, Mayor Perea Says In Speech

Posted by David Reed on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, In : Sunland Park 
The City of Sunland Park is in a good state and is continuing to improve Mayor Javier Perea stated in his State of the City speech Tuesday afternoon at the council chambers.

Perea, who is also running for for the office in the March 1 city election, says the stigma of days gone by at city hall has been recognized as much improved. Sunland Park is considered one of the best fiscally run cities in New Mexico, is among the top ten safest cities in the state and has much to show in the way of impr...
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Sunland Park Mayor Perea To Give State of the City Address Tuesday

Posted by David Reed on Saturday, February 6, 2016, In : Sunland Park 
Sunland Park mayor Javier Perea will present the State of the City address Tuesday afternoon at City Hall, 1000 McNutt Road.

The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. and is open to the public,

Perea, who was appointed to the post after a series of scandals in Sunland Park resulting in the opening, is running for mayor in the March 1 city election.


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Gallagher Named Interim Sunland Park City Manager

Posted by David Reed on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, In : Sunland Park 
Bob Gallagher, former chairman of the New Mexico State University Board of Regents, been named the interim city manager for the city of Sunland Park.

After a closed session Tuesday night to discuss his appointment, Mayor Javier Perea cast the tie-breaking vote to offer the position to Gallagher who has not indicated that he is interested in the position on a permanent basis.

Councilors Giove, Avila, de los Santos voted in favor of the hire while councilors Santos, Carrillo, Jayme voted not to...
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Emotions Run High At County Informational Meeting To Discuss Effects Of Possible Sunland Park Disincorporation

Posted by David Reed on Thursday, December 10, 2015, In : Sunland Park 

 Emotions ran high Wednesday night at a meeting held to set the record straight on details about the implications of possible disincorporation of Sunland Park.


Petitioners to disincorporate the 34-year-old city of more than 15,000 say they have the 1,133 signatures needed to force a vote in Sunland Park. on the issue and will file with the county clerk’s office in Las Cruces by Monday.


County manager Julia Brown and county attorney Nelson Goodin said while the county took no position on the m...


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OPINION: Disincorporation of Sunland Park Could Be A Big Mistake

Posted by David Reed on Monday, October 26, 2015, In : Sunland Park 
There is a strong effort underway to disincorporate the City of Sunland Park, New Mexico.

While it is easy to understand the frustrations of Sunland Park citizens over what seems a long history of corruption and vast mistakes in judgement by city officials, the move to disincorporate could have drastic results for the city's residents.

Rather than put together a slate of candidates for public office who would clean house and fight corruption from within government while maintaining city service...
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Sunland Park Resident Sought For Unexpired Term On Extra-Territorial Planning and Zoning Commission

Posted by David Reed on Sunday, March 8, 2015, In : Sunland Park 

The Camino Real Regional Utility Authority (CRRUA) is seeking applications from residents within the City Limits of Sunland Park to fill an unexpired term on the Extra-Territorial Planning and Zoning Commission (ETZ P&Z).

The ETZ P&Z consists of a five-member board of volunteers, two of whom must reside within the City of Sunland Park, two of whom must reside within the ETZ area, and one who resides outside of those two areas.

The open seat will require that all applicants reside within the Cit...


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Some Santa Teresa Residents Must State They Live In Sunland Park

Posted by David Reed on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, In : Sunland Park 
The Post Office has spoken. Many who thought they were in Santa Teresa were told they now live in Sunland Park, New Mexico and have to tell that to the world.

Until this week, the Post Office in Sunland Park allowed residents in Edgemont, The Grove  and some other subdivisions to use either Sunland Park or Santa Teresa in their home mailing addresses.

Even though they have different zip codes, the Sunland Park Post Office handles delivery to the cluster boxes in those subdivisions and mail addr...

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