Recall Petitions filed in New Mexico City | 02/10/15
LAS CRUCES -- Petitions to recall Las Cruces city councilors Gill Sorg, Olga Pedroza, and Nathan Small were submitted on Feb. 6. The city clerk has 20 working days to verify the signatures on the petitions.
The recall campaign was organized by a group, New Mexicans for a Better Tomorrow. The group quickly raised more than $30,000, mostly from local businessmen. In the last year, many in the business community have opposed a new minimum wage law drafted by the group Communities in Action and Faith.
The three councilors targeted in the recall voted against the minimum wage law in a stated effort to get the measure on the November ballot. But that effort failed when the other councilors and the Mayor voted to approve the law with stated intentions of making adjustments at a later date.