03/24/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/24/2023 15:20
The Las Cruces City Council will meet for a Work Session at 1 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2023, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St.
Representatives from 988, the Doña Ana County Crisis Triage Center, the County Health Department, and Project LIGHT, will join Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority for a presentation to City Council regarding behavioral health crisis dispatching and how the 911 and 988 emergency systems are working in Las Cruces and throughout the county. Behavioral health call and dispatching statistics will be discussed by City Council along with protocols used to transfer calls to 988.
The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, is a U.S.-based suicide prevention network of more than 200 crisis centers that provides 24-hour service via a toll-free 988 hotline. It is available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
The caller to 988 is routed to the nearest crisis center to receive immediate counseling and local mental health referrals.
Also at Monday's work session, City staff will present the Council with a quarterly update on the status of 2018 General Obligation (GO) Bond projects and related timelines. Information about the 2018 GO Bond projects is available at www.lascruces.gov/1892/2018-General-Obligation-Bond-Projects.
Additionally, the City's Sustainability Office will present its quarterly update to the Council. The update will focus on the progress and opportunities related to sustainability, most often through the lens of climate change.
On Oct. 5, 2020, the Council adopted the Las Cruces Climate Action Plan. This ongoing series will continue with Monday's third report to City Council on renewable energy through municipal projects, residential and commercial solar adoption, a potential community solar project, and the impact from the New Mexico Energy Transition Act.
The agenda for Monday's City Council Work Session is available at https://lascruces.civicweb.net/Portal/MeetingInformation.aspx?Org=Cal&Id=529.
Monday's City Council work session will be televised live on CLCTV, Comcast Cable channel 20, and in high definition on Comcast Cable channel 928. The work session also will be available online at clctv.com and at YouTube.com/clctv20.
Immediately following Monday's work session, a brief Agenda Setting Meetingwill be conducted in Council Chambers to determine the agenda for the City Council meeting on April 3, 2023.