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Emergency Ordinances and Notices

019168
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
RE-ENACTING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019035 EXTENDING A DISASTER DECLARATION DUE TO A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas declared a state of disaster and the President of the United States of America declared a national emergency in relation to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Mayor signed a Local Emergency Declaration and requested the aid of the State Government pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to El Paso City Code Section 2.48.020(C), a local state of disaster declaration may not be continued or renewed for a period in excess of seven days except by or with the consent of City Council; and

WHEREAS, City Charter Section 3.10 allows for the City Council to adopt an emergency ordinance to meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property or the public peace; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, the City Council adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 019035, Extending a Disaster Declaration Due to a Public Health Emergency; and

WHEREAS, since March 2020, El Paso City Council has re-enacted Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 monthly, with the most recent extension taking place on March 29, 2021; and

WHEREAS, on April 5, 2021, Governor Abbott similarly renewed the State’s COVID-19 Disaster Declaration; and

WHEREAS, the number of COVID-19 active cases in El Paso is over 2,282; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10, every emergency ordinance shall stand repealed automatically as of the 31st day following the date on which it was adopted, but may be re-enacted to continue a Disaster Declaration; and

WHEREAS, Emergency Ordinance No. 019155 which re-enacts Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 is set to expire on April 28, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the condition necessitating a declaration of a state of disaster continues to exist.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF EL PASO, TEXAS:

  1. That the state of disaster proclaimed for the City of El Paso by the Mayor on March 13, 2020, and extended by Emergency Ordinance No. 019035, is hereby re-enacted and shall continue for thirty (30) days unless re-enacted in accordance with City Charter Section 3.10 or until terminated by City Council, whichever is sooner.
     
  2. This ordinance is adopted as an emergency measure with the unanimous vote of the City Council Representatives present and the consent of the Mayor and pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED, this 26th day of April, 2021.

 


019169
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
RE-ENACTING AND AMENDING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019036,
AS RE-ENACTED, RESTATED AND AMENDED BY EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO.
019151; AND FURTHER AMENDED BY EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019156; PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 8

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas declared a state of disaster and the President of the United States of America declared a national emergency in relation to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, by proclamation issued on March 13, 2020, the Mayor declared a local state of disaster for the City of El Paso resulting from a public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, the City Council, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10, adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 019036 to meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property or the public peace; and

WHEREAS, since March 2020, City Council has re-enacted Emergency Ordinance No. 019036 monthly, with the most recent re-enactment, re-statement and amendment taking place on March 29, 2021; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10, every emergency ordinance shall stand repealed automatically as of the 31st day following the date on which it was adopted, but may be re-enacted if the emergency still exists; and

WHEREAS, a disaster continues to exist and requires that certain emergency measures be taken to meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property or the public peace; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to amend Emergency Ordinance No. 019036 to amend Section 4 Suspension and Modification of Ordinances and Rules; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to amend Emergency Ordinance No. 019036 to amend Section 4 “Suspension and Modification of Ordinances and Rules”, Subsection 4(a) (iv) to delete and mark as “Reserved” the section regarding City Council meeting times, to no longer suspend the provisions of the Resolution Amending the Rules of Order for the El Paso City Council (the “Rules of Order”) Revised, as effective March 3, 2020, as amended and reiterated on February 2, 2021, as may be amended, regarding meeting start times, so that City Council meetings shall begin no earlier than 9:00am beginning on May 10, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to re-enact and amend Emergency Ordinance No. 019036, as re-enacted, restated and amended on March 29, 2021 (Emergency Ordinance No. 019156) which shall remain in effect for thirty days or until otherwise terminated, re- enacted, or superseded by a conflicting El Paso Local Health Authority order, or state or federal law or order.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF EL PASO, TEXAS:

  1. Emergency Ordinance No. 019036, as re-enacted, restated and amended by Emergency Ordinance No. 019156, penalty as provided in Section 8, is hereby re-enacted.
     
  2. That Section 4 (Suspension and Modification of Ordinances and Rules), subsection a, paragraph iv be amended to read as follows:

    iv. [Reserved].
     
  3. Except as amended herein, Emergency Ordinance No. 019036, as re-enacted, restated and amended by Emergency Ordinance No. 019156, penalty as provided in Section 8, shall remain in full force and effect and continue for thirty (30) days unless re-enacted in accordance with Charter Section 3.10 or until terminated by the City Council, whichever is sooner.
     
  4. This ordinance is adopted as an emergency measure with the unanimous vote of the City Council Representatives present and the consent of the Mayor, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED, this 26th day of April, 2021.

 


 

019170
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
RE-ENACTING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019091, AS AMENDED BY EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019119; PENALTY AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 6

WHEREAS, on March 13, 2020, the Governor of the State of Texas declared a state of disaster and the President of the United States of America declared a national emergency in relation to COVID-19; and

WHEREAS, by proclamation issued on March 13, 2020, the Mayor declared a local state of disaster for the City of El Paso resulting from a public health emergency; and

WHEREAS, on March 17, 2020, El Paso City Council adopted Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 extending the City’s Disaster Declaration due to a Public Health Emergency; and

WHEREAS, since March 2020, El Paso City Council has re-enacted Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 monthly basis, with the most recent re-enactment taking place on January 5, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Governor Abbott has similarly renewed the State’s COVID- 19 Disaster Declaration, with the most recent extension taking place on January 5, 2021; and

WHEREAS, El Paso City Charter Section 3.10 allows City Council to adopt an emergency ordinance to meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property, or the public peace; and

WHEREAS, the El Paso City Council desires to support restaurants and similar establishments in their efforts to safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic by further facilitating outdoor service and dining opportunities; and

WHEREAS, on August 31, 2020, City Council enacted an Emergency Ordinance Instituting Emergency Measures to Allow Temporary Uses on the Public Right of Way and Private Property by Suspending Various City Ordinances (“Emergency Ordinance No. 019091”); and

WHEREAS, City Council has re-enacted Emergency Ordinance Re-Enacting Emergency Ordinance No. 019091, each month, with the most recent re-enaction taking place on March 29, 2021 (Ord. No. 019157) (“Re-enacting Ordinance”); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10, every emergency ordinance shall stand repealed automatically as of the 31st day following the date on which it was adopted, but may be re-enacted if the emergency still exists; and

WHEREAS, a disaster continues to exist and requires that certain emergency measures be taken to meet a public emergency affecting life, health, property or the public peace; and

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to re-enact its August 31, 2020, Emergency Ordinance No. 019091, as amended by Emergency Ordinance No. 019119, which shall take effect immediately, and remain in effect until May 26, 2021, or until otherwise terminated, re-enacted, or superseded by a conflicting El Paso Local Health Authority order, or state or federal law or order.

 

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF EL PASO, TEXAS:

  1. That Emergency Ordinance No. 019091, is re-enacted and shall remain in full force and continue for thirty (30) days unless re-enacted in accordance with City Charter Section 3.10 or until terminated by the City Council, whichever is sooner;
     
  2. This ordinance is adopted as an emergency measure with the unanimous vote of the City Council Representatives present and the consent of the Mayor and pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED, this 26th day of April, 2021.

 


 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

Notice is hereby given that, during a regular meeting of the City Council held on MAY 11, 2021, the Mayor has approved and the City Council has passed the following Ordinances:

ORDINANCE 019179 An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a Contract of Sale and Special Warranty Deed and any other documents necessary to convey to Yermoland Enterprises, Inc., a 0.6334 acres of land in a portion of Lots 3, 4 and 5, Block 5, Kessler Industrial District # 1, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas

ORDINANCE 019180 An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST20-00011, to allow for infill development with reduction of parking, lot area, lot width, lot depth, front yard setback, and cumulative front & rear yard setback on the property described as being the west 47.47 feet of Lot 5, Indian Town Subdivision, 9124 San Fernando Court, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.10.280 Infill Development of the El Paso City Code. The penalty being as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.

The proposed special permit and detailed site development plan meet the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Subject Property: 9124 San Fernando Ct. Applicant: Rogelio Gaytan, PZST20-00011

ORDINANCE 019181 An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 27, Block 1, Alto Mesa Unit 5, 6700 N. Mesa Street, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from P-C (Planned Commercial) to C-2 (Commercial). The penalty being as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.

The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan.

Subject Property: 6700 N. Mesa Street Applicants: Weststar Bank PZRZ21-00002

ORDINANCE 019182 An Ordinance granting a non-exclusive franchise to “Elmshire, LLC” to place and maintain up to 150 waste containers on sidewalks and City property within the City of El Paso, subject to the terms and conditions described in the Ordinance.

ORDINANCE 019183 An Ordinance granting a non-exclusive franchise to “A1 Outdoor Marketing” to place and maintain up to 150 waste containers on sidewalks and other City property within the City of El Paso, subject to the terms and conditions described in the Ordinance.

ORDINANCE 019184 An Ordinance vacating a twenty-foot public utility easement located within a portion of Block 36, Clardy Fox Subdivision Unit Four, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.

ORDINANCE 019185 An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a conservation easement, by and between the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities, and the Frontera Land Alliance, to convey a conservation easement over the open space property commonly referred to as the “Lost Dog Property”.

ORDINANCE 019186 An Ordinance authorizing the City Manager to sign a conservation easement, by and between the City of El Paso, El Paso Water Utilities, and the Frontera Land Alliance, to convey a conservation easement over the open space property commonly referred to as the “Knapp Property”.

ORDINANCE 019187 An Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.180 (No stopping or standing-Tow-away zone), Paragraph A, to add portions of Rio Del Norte Drive; the penalty being provided in Section 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.

ORDINANCE 019188 An Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.150 (Schedule XIV - Speed limits), Paragraph J (fifty-five miles per hour), to establish a maximum speed limit on Stan Roberts Sr Avenue; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.

ORDINANCE 019189 An Ordinance amending Title 12, Chapter 12.88 (Schedules), Section 12.88.150 (Schedule XIV - Speed limits), to amend Paragraph I (Fifty miles per hour) by deleting Subparagraph 6; to amend Paragraph H (Forty-five miles per hour) by deleting Subparagraphs 28 and 32; and to amend Paragraph H (Forty-five miles per hour) by amending Subparagraph 27, to reduce the speed limit on portions of Zaragoza Road; the penalty being provided in Chapter 12.84 of the El Paso City Code.

Laura D. Prine, City Clerk

 


NOTICE OF INTRODUCTION

Pursuant to Section 3.9A of the El Paso City Charter, the following Ordinances were properly introduced at a Regular Council Meeting on MAY 11, 2021:

 

  1. An Ordinance vacating City right-of-way over a 20 foot alley out of Block 266, Campbell Addition, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.
    Subject Property: North of Montana Ave. and East of Campbell St.
    Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of El Paso SURW21-00002.

    PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON MAY 25, 2021
     
  2. An Ordinance changing the zoning of Tract 2-A, Block 52, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch- Farm) and R- F/H (Ranch-Farm/Historic) to R-3/C (Residential/Condition) and R-3/H/C (Residential/Historic/Condition) and imposing conditions. The penalty being as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code. The proposed rezoning meets the intent of the Future Land Use designation for the property and is in accordance with Plan El Paso, the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
    Subject Property: South of Americas Avenue and West of Socorro Road
    Applicant: B&B Socorro, LLC PZRZ20-00019.

    PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 8, 2021

Laura D. Prine, City Clerk