SENATE MEMORIAL 28
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
Mary Kay Papen and Joseph Cervantes
PROCLAIMING FEBRUARY 13, 2020 "COLONIAS DAY" IN THE SENATE AND REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR AND HER CABINET TO ASSIST LOCAL EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN NEW MEXICO BY ADDING RURAL COMMUNITIES AND COLONIAS TO THE STATE'S PRIORITY ACTION LIST OF PROGRAMS.
WHEREAS, residents of rural and colonias communities statewide face harsh challenges on a daily basis, but they are proud people who are reluctant to ask for help; and
WHEREAS, individual counties continue to undertake independent and ambitious infrastructure improvement plans designed to enhance social and economic development opportunities for all residents of New Mexico; and
WHEREAS, by initiating a statewide improvement program for rural and colonias communities, the state could partner with the thirty-three counties to empower these small communities and dramatically improve the quality of life in them, while simultaneously creating new entrepreneurial zones that will complement existing projects in incorporated municipalities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that February 13, 2020 be recognized as "Colonias Day" in the senate; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and her cabinet be requested to work with the board of directors of New Mexico counties to assist local efforts to improve the quality of life in the state and to add improvements for rural communities and colonias to the state's priority action list of programs for legislative funding; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the governor and to the board of directors of New Mexico counties.
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