A Steady Record of Achievement

Ken Miyagishima's leadership has made a big difference for the people of Las Cruces.

Here are some of the many things we've accomplished together while Ken has been mayor.


  • Excellent financial management for city
  • Full audits instituted for major city construction projects
  • Strong support for reinvestment in existing Las Cruces businesses as key element of economic development strategy
  • Raise in minimum wage for Las Cruces workers.
  • Approval of Amador Proximo re-development zone west of downtown.
  • City rated at highest level of fire protection for the Insurance Service Organization, leading to lower insurance rates for city homeowners and businesses
  • Strong emphasis on community policing and accountability for Las Cruces Police
  • Implement lapel cameras for Las Cruces police officers
  • Citywide Sustainability Program that will save us hundreds of thousands of dollars in coming years
  • Launch of the most comprehensive street maintenance and repair initiative in the city's history.
  • New energy efficient City Hall, Intermodal Transit Center for public bus system, and downtown Museum of Nature and Science
  • Downtown Civic Plaza to be completed in 2016
  • Implemented Wage Plus incentive and the Jobs to Career Boot Camp
  • Development of Mesilla Valley Regional Dispatch Authority 911 Center and East Mesa Public Safety Campus
  • Park impact fees to pay for parks required by new development
  • New parks on Engler Drive and behind Las Cruces Dam
  • Establishment of Organ Mountain–Desert Peaks National Monument
  • Expansion of recreational activities and facilities
  • Waiver program for youth league fees so all children can participate
  • Public safety impact fee for new development to ensure adequate police and fire services
  • Curbside recycling
  • Increased cooperation with Las Cruces Public Schools on planning and resources
  • Partnership with state’s Healthy Kids Initiative
  • Las Cruces named Bicycle Friendly Community
  • Continued focus on Safe Routes to Schools
  • Community Gardens Program
  • Enforcement of development policies requiring substantial completion of infrastructure for new subdivisions
  • Update in construction standards to support sustainable development and energy savings
  • Complete Streets resolution to provide safe pedestrian, bike, motorist and public transportation on city streets
  • Rapid development of city’s bicycling and walking trail system, including connectivity with state bike trail along the Rio Grande
  • Affordable Housing Land Bank and Trust Fund established by the city
  • Award-winning project to re-envision the El Paseo Corridor
  • Commitment to full community participation in city decision-making
  • Strategic Plan developed and implemented with regular updates on progress by city staff
  • Strong support for regional planning efforts to guide growth and promote sustainability of water, open space and other resources
  • Support for Camp Hope to provide services and security for area homeless people as they transition to more stable situations
  • Streamlining of customer service with the Citizen Contact Center and AsktheCIty.com