Las Cruces City Council to choose among two proposed maps for redistricting

City councilors reviewed four proposals during a Monday work session for redrawing council districts

firm focused on keeping areas with shared community characteristics within a single district

Each of the six councilors present asked questions and gave their preferred picks. District 5 Councilor Becky Corran was absent.

The U.S. Census showed Las Cruces had a population of 111,385 in 2020. 

 As a end result, the suitable population for each of the six metropolis council districts is 18,564

CONCEPT J District 6 crosses US Highway 70 to pick up an eastern portion from District 5 District 1 picks up the portion of District 5 west of Interstate 25

District 1 loses the Alameda-Depot Historic District to District 4. District 3 crosses I-25 and picks up the portion of District 6 west of Roadrunner Parkway.

CONCEPT K Radically changes districts 1 and 4. District 4 would lose the Las Cruces International Airport and a lot of its current western area to District 1 and District 2

District 4 picks up northern portions of the city west of I-25 and east of I-25 until Rinconada Boulevard, north of Sand Hill Arroyo.