City's Animal Services Participates in Spay Day USA 2010The City of El Paso Department of Public Health’s Animal Services Program is partnering with the Humane Society to help curb the over- population of pets in our city. Spay Day USA is a national day of action to promote spaying or neutering of pets. To celebrate the event’s 16th anniversary, we will be providing 60 free spay/neuter surgeries for the pets of low or fixed income citizens. Only 2 pets per household will be accepted.
Pet owners will be required to provide proof of current rabies vaccination, registration and microchip. If they cannot do so, they will be required to pay a fee of $34.00 (cash only) to cover vaccination, registration and microchip costs. Pets must be over four months of age and under six years of age to qualify for surgery. Females in heat or males whose testicles have not descended will not be sterilized.
Veterinarians from the Humane Society of El Paso and El Paso Animal Services will be performing the surgeries on:
Tuesday, February 23, 2009
7:00 a.m. (on a first come, first served basis)
Humane Society of El Paso
4991 Fred Wilson
El Paso, Texas 79906
The benefits of spay/neuter are far-ranging and numerous. Sterilized animals tend to be healthier and have fewer behavioral problems. They don’t contribute to the severe pet over-population problem, so fewer animals end up homeless, in shelters or on the streets. Tragically, over 25,000 homeless pets are euthanized each year in El Paso. Sterilizing a pet is a loving act benefiting animal guardians, their pets and their community.
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City of El Paso Goes Online to Auction Surplus Property
The City of El Paso recently selected GovDeals, an online auction service for City, County and State governments and agencies, to conduct online sales of their surplus vehicles, property and equipment.
Free Training Program for Businesses Operating in the Empowerment Zone
The City of El Paso will host a FREE Training Program on Monday, February 22, 2010 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Armijo Recreation Center (700 E. 7th Ave – Room 205) to assist businesses operating in a federally-recognized economic area known as the Empowerment Zone.
El Paso Zoo African Lion and Meerkat exhibits will open on March 13
The El Paso Zoo recently welcomed its first animals for the new African exhibits as preparations are made for the grand opening of phase one of the Zoo expansion on March 13. Four African lions and seven meerkats are currently in quarantine while keepers acquaint them to their new homes in El Paso.
PUBLIC SAFETY AND HEALTH
Department of Public Health Resurrects HIV Prevention Program
The City's Department of Public Health (DPH) has received grant funding to support a newly established HIV Prevention Program.
How Neighborhood Watch Works
This program depends on citizen involvement to prevent and discourage crime, and reduce fear by taking certain home, property, and personal self-protection precautions, really getting to know and look out for neighbors, and reporting crimes and suspicious activities to the police.
Department of Public Health Continues H1N1 Efforts
The City of El Paso Department of Public Health is reminding the public that the H1N1 influenza vaccine is still being administered for free at area clinics as well as outreach clinics at various locations across town. The announcement comes in the wake of other agencies stating that they will soon stop administering the H1N1 vaccine.
DEVELOPMENT AND INFRASRUCTURE
Community Meeting: Oregon Street Reconstruction Project
The Engineering Department will begin mobilizing on the Oregon Street Reconstruction Project in April 2010. In effort to share project details before construction activities initiate, a community meeting is taking place on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at the Main Downtown Library Auditorium (501 N. Oregon Street) at 6:00 pm.
Coronado Rd Phase II Improvements to Begin
Substantial street and drainage improvements will start to take shape next month as part of the second phase of the Coronado Road Project.
Code Violation of the Month
Code violations linked to motor vehicle licensing will be targeted this month, the Code Compliance Division of the City of El Paso Environmental Services Department announced.
Each month, the division highlights a specific code violation to increase community awareness of laws addressing blight and public nuisances, which were designed to protect the environment, as well as the safety, health and welfare of our citizens.
Sun Metro Grows and Rolls Forward
Creating an eye-catching, effective and practical transit system for all El Pasoans is quickly becoming a reality as Sun Metro moves toward enhancing existing facilities, improving services and completing capital projects.
The most recent development is the terminal enclosure and installation of heating and refrigerated air conditioning units for the waiting areas at the Eastside, Northeast and Five Points transit terminals. Worth $225,000, the upgrades are entirely funded with grants from the Federal Transit Administration.
Prior to the upgrades, the three terminals had evaporative coolers and did not have heating.
The new equipment and enclosure will provide riders a comfortable space that will keep them warm during wintery days and cool during El Paso’s summer months.
El Paso commuters looking for a smarter way to travel are invited to step on board Sun Metro's SMART 101 or SMART 103.
Both routes provide express, limited-stop service for riders needing to get to Oregon Street and Alameda Avenue.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Segundo Barrio Library expands Technology Center
The Armijo Branch Library located at 620 E. 7th Avenue officially broke ground on a new Technology Center on Friday, January 29th, 2010. The new 1,600 sq-ft. addition will include space for 25 computer workstations available free to the public. The workstations will have free access to the Internet as well as the most popular business and office software.
City of El Paso Soliciting Applicants to Fill Vacancies on the CDBG Steering Committee
The City of El Paso’s Department of Community and Human Development is soliciting applications for the potential appointment of the (2) positions on the Community Development Steering Committee.
El Paso Museum of History to Host The Da Vinci Experience Exhibition
The El Paso Museum of History will be the only stop in West Texas for The Da Vinci Experience - running through July 10, 2010. The exhibit, one like no other, is available through the Museum of Leonardo Da Vinci in Florence, Italy.
Call to Artists: Request for Qualifications (RFQ): City of El Paso Stanton Bridge Public Art Project
The City of El Paso’s Public Art Program invites professional artists or artist teams living within a 300 mile radius of El Paso, TX to submit their qualifications to be considered for a public art project at the Stanton International Port of Entry located in downtown El Paso.
The El Paso Museum of Art announces Spring Classes - 2010
Check out what upcoming learning opportunities are available at the El Paso Museum of Art. Classes are being offered for adults ages 15 years and up (unless otherwise noted).
Improving Lower Dyer
Pilot Project – Streetscape within the Lower Dyer Neighborhood Revitalization Area
Free Online Test Preparation
Learning Express offers academic and career practice exams and academic skills improvement for FREE!
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