From the office Mayor Javier E. Sánchez:
We have experienced violence in our community for many years. It has infiltrated our neighborhoods and ingrained itself in our very being. It has almost become a normal part of everyday life. But we mustn’t let it. We have the ability and responsibility to attempt to put an end to the violence around us. Now is the time to uncover the root causes of the destruction that pervades us and search for potential solutions. We are culturally and spiritually unique in the Valley of Española and we must find solutions that are specific and unique to us.