DASWCD Tax Increase Overwhelmingly Defeated at the Polls

The Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District Mill Levy tax question was resoundingly defeated by Doña Ana County voters on Tuesday. Voters braved long lines at the five designated polling places to cast their ballots overwhelmingly against the proposed tax increase. 85% of voters rejected the DASWCD tax increase.

A broad-based coalition of Doña Ana County voters, including the Democratic Party of Doña Ana County, came together to oppose the DASWCD tax increase. The Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District  had exercised its’ statutory right to hold a vote on the tax increase Tuesday.

The seven member DASWCD, a regional quasi-governmental body, has passed resolutions opposing, among other issues, the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument, Mexican wolf and jaguar recovery, and  a free-flowing Gila river.

The Democratic Party of Doña Ana County Democratic Party thanks the voters of our county for rejecting this ill-conceived tax increase.

Unofficial Doña Ana Soil and Water Conservation District Tax Election Results

For % For Against % Against
Absentee 2 8% 22 92%
Radium Spring Community Center 34 34% 67 66%
Las Cruces Home Builders Association 131 24% 628 76%
Doña Ana County Govt. Center 224 13% 1415 87%
Good Samaritan Society Village 86 11% 671 89%
Gadsden Learning Center (DACC) 23 27% 62 73%
 Total 500 15% 2865 85%