The Community Planning Section is under the Community Development Bureau and offers funding, training and technical assistance to New Mexico’s municipalities and counties in areas such as comprehensive planning, development, infrastructure financing, public participation, and strategic planning. Better-planned communities and counties enable local leaders to make informed decisions improving their local government’s operations and community development.
Planning is a continuous process to guide the development, redevelopment and investment of resources into a neighborhood, community, or county to promote its citizens’ aspirations for an enhanced quality of life, infrastructure, and land use. Planning also helps economic development by facilitating a coordinated approach to needed investments and policies.
New Mexico municipalities and counties are encouraged by state law to complete a comprehensive plan to address issues such as land use, water, transportation, economic development, and infrastructure. Click on the resources to the left to find out more about comprehensive planning and other ways to enhance your community.