LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city plagued by lawsuits from former workers over conflicts with the mayor still doesn't have a police chief, a city attorney or a city manager.

And it's unclear when the city of Las Vegas will hire them.

The Las Vegas Optic reports that Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron is tasked with making the appointments.

Gurule-Giron repeatedly has said contracts are being drawn up by an attorney on contract with the city for various positions that would help fill other vacancies.

The delays come as Gurule-Giron has clashed with the City Council over hires.

Three former city workers, including former city attorney Dave Romero, are suing Las Vegas over their terminations.

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This story has been updated to correct the mayor's last name to Gurule-Giron

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com