PLANNING AND BUILDING FOR A GROWING COMMUNITY
The 2019 Public Safety Bond was approved by the City of El Paso voters November 5, 2019. The bond, which is estimated to cost $413,122,650*, will pay for public improvements for the Police and Fire Departments, including vehicles and equipment.
The projects will be funded by the City issuing general obligation bonds. The bonds are a debt that the City would pay back over time from taxpayer dollars.
For a household with a $100,000 home, the City currently estimates that property taxes would increase an average of $12 each year for the first six years, rising to a total annual average increase of $72 by year six. This is an average based on current assumptions, so in some years the increase could be higher, in other years it could be lower.
The total proposed bond amount is $413,122,650*.
* Amounts listed are preliminary estimates subject to change. Actual use of any approved bond funds will be determined by subsequent action of City Council.
Virtual Design Workshop
6 p.m. on July 8, 2020
Online at: https://rb.gy/7ly93x and enter the password: 672914
The City of El Paso’s Capital Improvement Department, in coordination with the El Paso Police Department, invites the community to a virtual public workshop to collaborate with the project design team on the voter-approved Regional Command Center to be located at the intersection of Pebble Hills Boulevard and Tim Foster Street in far East El Paso.
The new Regional Command Center and Municipal Services Complex Master Plan project is currently in the early design stages and is funded by the Public Safety bonds approved by the voters in November 2019. The location of the command center will allow for effective deployment of staff to meet the growing demand for police services in the area. The site Master Plan is being developed to accommodate the new command center, a future fire station, and associated infrastructure.
This project is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to maintaining El Paso’s standing as one of the nation’s top safest cities, strengthening community involvement in resident safety, and increasing public safety operational efficiency.