The Las Cruces City Council will meet for a Work Session at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 2021 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
One topic, the Certified Local Government Program, is on the agenda will be presented and discussed by City Council at Monday’s Work Session.
The Certified Local Government Program encourages the preservation of cultural resources by promoting a partnership among local governments, the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division, and the National Park Service, which is responsible for the National Historic Preservation Program.
Certified Local Government status provides benefits to local governments in the form of funding opportunities, technical assistance, and participation in the nomination process for listings in the National Register of Historic Places.
There are 46 National Historic Landmarks in New Mexico, but none are in Las Cruces. However, there are two National Historic Landmarks in Doña Ana County, the Mesilla Plaza and the V-2 Rocket Launch Site at White Sands Missile Range.
The Branigan Cultural Center, 106 E. Hadley Ave., which served as Thomas Branigan Memorial Library from 1935 to 1981, was nominated in August 2004 to the National Register of Historic Places.
Monday’s City Council Work Session will be televised live on CLC-TV, Comcast Cable channel 20. The Work Session will also be available online at clctv.com and at YouTube.com/clctv20.
Immediately following the Work Session a brief meeting to set the agenda for the regularly scheduled City Council meeting on Oct. 18, 2021 will be conducted in Council Chambers at City Hall.