SUNLAND PARK, N.M. (KRQE) — Sunland Park's City Council will try yet again Friday night to pick a new mayor.
Javier Perea was sworn in as mayor last month but had to resign after questions whether his selection violated open-meeting laws because a large group of citizens couldn't get into council chambers or hear from outside what was going on.
So now the council will meet in a courtyard so a larger crowd can participate.
Perea may or may not be appointed again. Reportedly three others want to be considered for mayor.
Perea was appointed after mayor-elect Daniel Salinas was arrested in separate cases on extortion and bribery charges. He is accused of providing a stripper for an opposing candidate and then using a secret video of the lap dance to try to force the opponent out of the race.
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New Mexico is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. Inhabited by Native American populations for many centuries, New Mexico has also been part of Imperial Spain, part of Mexico, and a U.S. territory.