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Emergency Ordinances and Notices

 

019215
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 re-enactment taking place on July 19, 2021; and

WHEREAS, on July 31, 2021, Governor Abbott similarly renewed the State’s COVID-19 Disaster Declaration; and 

WHEREAS, as of August 6, 2021, the number of COVID-19 active cases in El Paso is over 1,289; 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WHEREAS, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10, every emergency ordinance shall stand repealed automatically as of the 31st day following the date on which it was adopted, but may be re-enacted to continue a Disaster Declaration; and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. 019205 which re-enacts Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 is set to expire on August 18, 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 16th day of August, 2021.
 


 

019216
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
RE-ENACTING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019036,
AS RE-ENACTED, RESTATED AND AMENDED BY EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019151; AND FURTHER RE-ENACTED AND AMENDED BY EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NOS. 019156, 019169, 019191 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 16, 2021 and with the most recent re-enactment taking place on July 19, 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 re-enact Emergency Ordinance No. 019036, as re-enacted, restated and amended on March 16, 2021 through Emergency Ordinance No. 019151, as further re-enacted and amended on March 29, 2021 through Emergency Ordinance No. 019156, as further re-enacted and amended on April 26, 2021 through Emergency Ordinance No. 019169, as further re-enacted and amended on May 24, 2021 through Emergency Ordinance No. 019191, 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. 019151, and as further re-enacted and amended by Emergency Ordinance Nos. 019156, 019169, and 019191, penalty as provided in Section 8, is hereby re-enacted.
  2. Emergency Ordinance No. 019036, as re-enacted, restated and amended by Emergency Ordinance No. 019151, and further re-enacted and amended by Emergency Ordinance Nos. 019156, 019169, 019191, 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 City Charter Section 3.10 or until terminated by the City Council, whichever is sooner.
  3. 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 16th day of August, 2021.
 


 

019217
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 July 19, 2021 (Ord. No. 019207) (“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 September 15, 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 16th day of August 2021.


 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

Notice is hereby given that, during a regular meeting of the City Council held on SEPTEMBER 14, 2021, the Mayor has approved and the City Council has passed the following Ordinances:

ORDINANCE 019230 An Ordinance changing the zoning for the property described as Tract 6A and Tract 6E, Block 16, Ysleta Grant, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from R-F (Ranch-Farm) to R-3 (Residential). The penalty is as provided for 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: North of Yarbrough Dr. and East of Hampton Rd. Applicant: Daniel Barragan-Arzola and Ruby Barragan; PZRZ21-00012

ORDINANCE 019231 An Ordinance approving a Special Permit for a 29% parking reduction for the property described as Parcel 1: Lot 1, Block 1, J.C. Machuca Addition, Parcel 2: All of Tract 1, a portion of Tract 2, and a portion of an abandoned El Paso Natural Gas Co. Right-of-Way, Sunland Commercial District, an addition to the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas. The penalty is as provided for in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.
The proposed special permit and detailed site plan 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: 1019 and 1039 JC Machuca Rd. Applicant: Housing Authority of the City of El Paso, PZST21-00009

ORDINANCE 019232 An Ordinance granting Special Permit No. PZST21-00005 to allow for a professional office on the property described as Lot 7, Block 111C, Vista Del Sol Unit 20 Replat “B”, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, pursuant to Section 20.04.320 of the El Paso City Code. The penalty as provided in Chapter 20.24 of the El Paso City Code.
The proposed special permit 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: 11061 Vista Del Sol Drive Applicant: Samuel Zermeno PZST21-00005

ORDINANCE 019233 An Ordinance annexing the following real property described as a Portion of Berryville Street and Triumph Street, Horizon City Estates Unit 54, El Paso County, Texas.
Subject Property: Berryville Street South of Montwood Dr. Applicant: El Paso County SUAX20-00002.

ORDINANCE 019234 An Ordinance vacating the 20-foot alley within Block 144, Campbell Addition, an addition to the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas.
Subject Property: West of St. Vrain St. and North of Paisano Dr. Applicant: Sisu Environ Development, LLC (SURW20-00005)

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 SEPTEMBER 14, 2021:

  1. An Ordinance annexing the following real property described as a Portion of Section 17, Block 79, Township 3, Texas And Pacific Railway Company Survey, El Paso County, Texas.
    Subject Property: East of Joe Battle Blvd. and South of Bob Hope Dr.
    Applicant: Socorro Independent School District SUAX20-00001
     
  2. An Ordinance renewing and extending the Special Privilege License granted to the United States of America, acting by and through the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, as owner of the Naval Operations Support Center (NOSC) El Paso, to permit the continued use, maintenance and repair of a surface encroachment of curbing, guttering and security fence over a portion of city right-of-way along Truman Avenue and adjacent to the NOSC El Paso located at 4810 Pollard Street, El Paso, Texas; setting the license term for a term of one (1) year with seven (7) additional one (1) year renewal options.
    Subject Property: 4810 Pollard
    Applicant: United States of America, Department of the Navy, NESV2021-00004

    PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 28, 2021 FOR ITEMS 1 & 2
     
  3. An Ordinance changing the zoning of Lot 21, Block 2, 5984 Sixta Drive, Harvest Moons Farms, City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from RMH (Residential Mobile Home) to R-3 (Residential). The penalty is as provided for 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: 5984 Sixta Drive
    Applicant: Vista del Sol Architectural Design, PZRZ21-00010
     
  4. An Ordinance changing the zoning of the following real property known as: Parcel 1: A 770. 7639 acre parcel known as, All of S. J. Larkin Survey No. 267, a portion of Nellie D. Mundy Survey No. 246, a portion of Tract 1, S. J. Larkin Survey No. 268 and a portion of Tract 1A, S. J. Larkin Survey No. 269 located within the corporate limits of the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas from SCZ (Smart Code) to NOS (Natural Open Space); and, Parcel 2: A 230.9228 acre parcel known as, A portion of Tract 1, Nellie D. Mundy Survey No. 246, a portion of Section 9, Block 82, Township 1, Texas and Pacific Railway Company Surveys and a portion of Tract 1, S. J. Larkin Survey No. 269, located within the corporate limits of the City of El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, from SCZ (Smart Code) to NOS (Natural Open Space). The penalty is as provided for 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: Northwest El Paso, abutting the Franklin Mountain State Park
    Applicant: City of El Paso - Capital Improvement Department c/o Santiago Vallejo-Gutierrez; PZRZ21-00021

    PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON OCTOBER 12, 2021 FOR ITEMS 3 & 4

Laura D. Prine, City Clerk