2015 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 3 - Municipalities
Section 56 Regional Planning
Section 3-56-2 Creation of regional planning commission.

NM Stat § 3-56-2 (2015) What's This?

3-56-2. Creation of regional planning commission.

A. A regional planning commission may be established as follows:

(1) two or more municipalities, two or more adjacent counties, or one or more counties and a municipality or municipalities within or adjacent to the county or counties may, by agreement among their respective governing bodies, create a regional planning commission, if:

(a) the municipality having the greatest population within the regional planning area is a party to the agreement; and

(b) the number of counties and municipalities party to the agreement equals all of the total number of counties and municipalities within the region. The agreement shall be effected through the adoption by each governing body concerned, acting individually, of an appropriate resolution. A copy of the agreement shall be filed with the local government division and the secretary of the department of finance and administration; or

(2) any municipality or county may, by legislative action of its governing body, delegate any or all of its planning powers and functions to a regional planning commission, or a county and one or more municipalities may merge their respective planning powers and functions into a planning commission in accordance with the provisions of the Regional Planning Act.

B. Any additional county, municipality or school district within the regional planning area may become party to the agreement upon request of the regional planning commission.

History: 1953 Comp., 14-57-2, enacted by Laws 1967, ch. 239, 2; 1983, ch. 296, 11.

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