The Alamogordo City Commission might display "In God We Trust" in city commission chambers, following in the footsteps of Artesia, which approved the measure late last year.
The move would be part of a larger effort initiated by a California politician in the early 2000s. A proposed resolution up for a vote at Tuesday's commission meeting will, if it passes, "prominently display the motto of 'In God We Trust' in the Commission Chambers and possibly include on the City's logo.'
Mayor Susie Galea said said the proposed resolution's stated purpose, among others, is that placing the "patriotic motto in the Commission Chambers" is a way to "solemnize public occasions and express confidence in our society."
According to its website, Bakersfield, Calif. city council member began what would later become the "In God We Trust~America, Inc." movement after hearing about a "group on the East Coast that was protesting the words 'In God We Trust' that were posted on a public building."
According to the organization's website, Artesia is the only other city in New Mexico to adopt the motto.