Recreation & Public Safety
Quality individual and family recreation opportunities and strong public safety standards are cornerstones of the quality of life for any city.
The City of Las Cruces has done a good job of adding family-friendly and diverse recreation opportunities in the last several decades, but more untapped opportunities remain to be explored.
Well-maintained and high-quality parks, easy-to-access playgrounds, city recreation programs that benefit the young and old, and smart investments in recreation infrastructure can continue to make Las Cruces a great place to live and a great place to play. Understanding that Cruceños have diverse interests and a shared desire to have more places to play and exercise, I’ll listen carefully to every community in District 3 and in Las Cruces to make smart decisions about investments in our recreation infrastructure, prioritizing those that have added value to the public, such as transportation.
Access to recreational opportunities are as important as anything else in the city — they give us opportunities to spend time with our families and friends, they keep us healthy, they help us develop new skills and hobbies, and they let us alleviate the stress of daily life.
Equally as important, a high standard of public safety and low crime rates contribute significantly to our quality of life in Las Cruces. Community policing and city standards that encourage community-based law enforcement must continue and must be strengthened. By having open and transparent dialogue about what our community wants and needs from their police force, as well as their fire department and other ancillary public safety services, we can create a safe environment built on trust and transparency. It will be my priority to ensure that those standards are supported and upheld.