Steve Ramirez of the Sun News reports this morning that the municipality of Mesilla is proposing a 21% reduction in the 2010 budget, which begins on July 1. This will enable city employees to have a 34-hour week. Municipal workers are now on a 32-hour week. Mayor Cadena was quoted as hoping economic conditions will improve enough to restore a 40-hour week.
At 6 p.m. on Monday the Mesilla trustees will meet at Mesilla Town Hall to consider placing a 120 day moratorium on installations of windmills and other issues. At the present time there are no regulations on the installation of windmills, and, apparently, there is some concern about various issues such as the appropriate height and number of windmills to be allowed on a property.