New Mexico's "Sunshine Laws," the Open Meetings Act ("OMA") and Inspection of Public Records Act ("IPRA"), help to ensure the business of government is open to the public. The correspondence on this page is included to allow the public to view complaints regarding public bodies that have been accused of violating Sunshine Laws.
Please keep in mind that complaints against a public body listed on this page DOES NOT indicate guilt or wrongdoing. These requests are merely included in order to allow the public to track the progress of OMA-IPRA complaints that have been filed with the Attorney General's Office.
After these requests are received, each party is contacted, facts are gathered and a determination whether a violation has been committed is made. If a violation has been determined, the Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act provide for enforcement by the Attorney General or the District Attorney in their respective jurisdictions. These laws also provide that a private citizen may bring a civil lawsuit against the offending public body.