Sunland Park open meeting complaint heads to attorney general

From Las Cruces Sun-News:

The Sun-News filed a complaint Monday with New Mexico Attorney Gary King, raising questions about a possible violation of the state’s Open Meetings Act.

The basis for the complaint is an account by Mayor Pro Tem and City Councilor Isabel Santos, who claims that two other councilors approached her, independently, before the public meeting and said the council had reached agreement about whom to appoint to the vacant mayor’s seat. Santos’ account suggests a potential “rolling quorum,” in which a public board carries out discussion of public business or takes action on it outside of a proper public meeting.