Copies of Resolution 05-63 - A Resolution Supporting the "Keep Cannon" Initiative Page: 4 of 18
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WHEREAS, the closure of Cannon Air Force Base would have a significant
adverse impact on the community, both financially and culturally; and
WHEREAS, the City Commission believes that the closure recommendation fails
to follow the announced criteria; and
WHEREAS, Governor Richardson has vowed to lead and support efforts to
overcome the recommendation; and
WHEREAS, Congressional leaders have also pledged to lead efforts to overcome
the recommendation; and
WHEREAS, the citizens of Clovis, Portales, Curry County, Roosevelt County,
Eastern New Mexico and West Texas support Cannon Air Force Base support the efforts
to resist closure; and
WHEREAS, City and Community leaders have developed a strategy and initiative
to collect the present data that will demonstrate that Cannon air force Base is a necessary
component for the military and security needs of the country far into the future; and
WHEREAS, the City Commission seeks the involvement, support and assistance
of all citizens to successfully persuade the BRAC Commission to remove Cannon Air
Force Base from the closure list.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the City of
Deming, New Mexico, to exert whatever means and energy is necessary to obtain the
removal of Cannon Air Force Base form the BRAC closure list, and encourages the
citizens of Bayard and Eastern New Mexico to actively and aggressively support this
effort by writing letters, emails and communications showing the support of the
community for the continued existence of Cannon Air Force Base.
DONE this 13t" day of June 2005.
Sam D. Baca
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