Regional
10:21 am
Sun November 18, 2012

Council Hears Las Cruces Strip Club Appeal Monday

The Las Cruces City Council will serve as an appeals board during its regular meeting Monday, Nov. 19 to hear an appeal of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s (P&Z) decision to deny a special use permit that would have allowed the establishment of an adult entertainment business in Las Cruces. The business, known as The Bronx, would be located at 2221 Westgate Court.

The P&Z denied a special use permit at its September 25th meeting.

According to the City’s zoning code, the City Council will be serving as an appellate body, therefore no public participation will be allowed.

“The City Council understands that the establishment of an adult entertainment business is an emotional issue, and that members of the public would like to voice their opinion during the appeals process. However, City code precludes any discussion of the matter outside that of City Council in its role as an appeals board,” said Udell Vigil, communications director for the City.

Monday’ City Council meeting begins at 1 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 700 N. Main St. It can be viewed live on CLC-TV, Comcast cable channel 20. The meeting will also be streamed live on the Internet at clctv.com