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    Downtown Redevelopment Plan Community Meetings

    City of El Paso SunsetIn an effort to allow for more extensive community participation, the workshops scheduled for June 7 and 8, 2006 have been modified to achieve the following objectives:
    • Engage the community and share details of the plan
    • Create a record of the community recommendations and expectations
    • Report back to the community on what was heard
    • Incorporate suggestions into plan modifications where possible and advise community of proposed changes/modifications at future meetings
    • Ensure representatives from City and PDN are available at all meetings to answer questions
    June 7 - General Presentation
    These meetings will provide details of the plan including the basis for the planning decisions made to-date. A question and answer session will take place at the end of the session. Comments made at the meeting will be recorded and evaluated for inclusion in the plan development.

    June 7 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    June 8 - Planning Workshops
    The meetings on this day are geared for active public participation as part of a design exercise. They will allow the participants to have a hands-on opportunity to influence the proposed land use changes. Individuals that attend these meetings would work on either a residential mixed-use model or a retail mixed-use model.

    June 8 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    June 28 & 29- Additional Outreach as Needed and Report Back to the Community
    These follow up meetings will be scheduled to allow the SMWM Planners, PDN and the City to report back to the community on comments and recommendations made at previous meetings, and share adjustments proposed to preliminary plan framework. The details of times and locations will be announced at a later date.

    Additional Information
    • Community meetings are open to the public (Persons not familiar with the downtown plan recommendations or not yet in attendance at other community sessions are encouraged to participate.)
    • All meetings will be located at the Judson F. Williams Convention Center
    • There will be free parking for all attendees at the Convention Center
    • Translation services will also be provided
    Pre - registration is required
    • Space is limited to 180 participants at each session. We are asking for individuals that are interested in attending the community input sessions to pre-register. (Based on this new format for the meetings, participants may call to change their prior reservations for these meetings.)
    • First come- first serve basis
    • Call 541-4206 or 541-4853
    • Arrive an hour early to the session that you will be attending

    Upcoming City Meetings & Events:
    • For a listing of City Meetings, City Council Meetings or community meetings.
      Read more....

    • To find out what City events are happening in a neighborhood near you, visit the City Events Calendar.

    Major Issues:
    • Property Tax Values
      The El Paso City Council has no authority to set the tax value of any property in the city, nor does any other of the various taxing entities within the City. Property tax values are set by the El Paso Central Appraisal District which is required by the State of Texas to set values as close to 100% of market value as possible.
    • Important Notice for all Persons With Claims Against ASARCO
      ASARCO LLC, the company that owns the copper smelter in El Paso, filed bankruptcy in Corpus Christi, Texas, case no. 05-21207.

      PLEASE BE AWARE that the Bankruptcy Court has recently set a deadline of August 1, 2006 by which creditors and claimants must file written claims against Asarco and its related companies. This deadline may affect the legal rights that area citizens and businesses may have against Asarco and its related companies.
    • NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Texas Department of Transportation Meeting Regarding the Creation of a Regional Mobility Authority
      The Texas Department of Transportation (the "Department") will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed formation of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (the "Camino Real RMA") by the City of El Paso (the "City").

    Public Safety & Health:
    • Crime Stoppers of El Paso Inc. Tops State in Annual Conference
      El Paso's non-profit crime fighting organization tops the state at a recent annual State conference.
    • New Community Organization Formed to Help Police
      The El Paso Police Department recently announced the formation of the El Paso Police Foundation, a non-profit community organization formed by citizens to assist the El Paso Police Department with funding to improve public safety and community partnerships. Learn more about the Foundation.
    • Police Department's S.T.I. Unit Receives National Recognition
      The El Paso Police Department's Special Traffic Investigations Unit (STI) has been selected as one of four national model programs in the nation to participate in a DWI Study to be conducted by Dynamic Science, Inc. (DSI), who is contracted by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

    Development & Infrastructure:
    • Phone Book Recycling Available at a Citizen Drop-Off Site Near You
      If you have an old phone book in your home or office, you can drop it off to be recycled at a citizen drop-off site near you!
    • Be Conscientious About What Goes into Our Landfill!
      Why is it so important for you to be conscientious about what goes into our landfill?
    • Development Services to go Paperless
      Digital Information will now be available in Development Services Transactions.
    • BP&I Offers Fast-Track Plan Review Alternatives
      Customized Plan Review (CPR) and Permit by Appointment (PBA) continue to provide a streamlined cost and time effective option for permit issuance.
    • Downtown Construction Update: CBD III
      Ongoing construction continues on schedule in the Central Business District Phase III City initiative to reconstruct major streets in the Downtown area. Find out what areas are currently being affected.
    • Community Input Creates New Jogging Path at Vista Del Valle Park
      Come early-June the community can now enjoy a new jogging/walking path featured in Vista Del Valle Park.
    • Join In and Participate in the Keep Texas Beautiful "Texas Trash and Treasure Hunt"
      El Paso has been chosen to be one of 25 cities in Texas that the Keep Texas Beautiful Tour "Texas Trash and Treasure Hunt" will visit. Join in on the fun and help to beautify our City!!

    • City Moves One Step Closer to the New Butterfield Trail Golf Course
      The City Council recently awarded Arrow Building Corporation the contract to construct the Club House and Maintenance Facilities for the new El Paso International Airport Butterfield Trail Golf Course, moving El Paso one step closer to realizing this dynamic facility.

    Quality of Life:
    • Oh, oh, oh, it's Magic
      The El Paso Public Library will present a series of free magic programs that inform and entertain children as a part of the Summer Reading Club.
    • El Paso Zoo Celebrates Military and Law Enforcement Appreciation Day
      Join in on honoring Military and Law Enforcement personnel this July 8th at the El Paso Zoo!
    • City Parks & Recreation Summer Concerts Downtown
      Free concerts in San Jacinto Plaza will liven up your lunchtime this summer!
    • Parks and Rec Offers Cheer/Dance Camps
      The City's Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the Annual 2006 Price's Give Em' Five Monica Perez Dance Camps-- The Event of the Summer.
    • Community Development Housing Programs Assist Community
      Find out more on Housing Programs that help to make a difference for low- to moderate-income families in El Paso.
    • Services in Sports Available to the Community at Parks and Rec Centers
      City Parks and Recreation Services in Sports
      The City Parks and Recreation Department offers Services in Sports as part of its wide array of amenities.
    • Zoo Names Liz Kern New Marketing Coordinator
      The City of El Paso and El Paso Zoo welcome Liz Kern to their ranks!!
    • Libraries Help the Community Beat the Heat
      Libraries offer a valuable resource and location to help the El Paso community Beat the Heat.
    • Meadows Foundation Donates Toward El Paso Zoo
      The Meadows Foundation recently announced its donation to help fund an Education Facility at the El Paso Zoo.
    • Club Rec Summer Camp and Mad Science
      This summer, children within the El Paso Empowerment Zone will be provided with exciting, live, interactive activities that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about.

    Financial & Administrative Services:
    • Correction to Budget Hearing Schedule
      Budget Hearings for the City of El Paso's 2007 Fiscal Year will begin Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. A Budget Overview will be given at this first hearing. All Budget Hearings are open to the public. To view a an updated schedule.

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