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Emergency Ordinances and Notices

019277
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 December 6, 2021; and

WHEREAS, as of December 14, 2021, the number of COVID-19 active cases in El Paso is over 8,161; 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WHEREAS, pursuant to City Charter Section 3.10, every emergency ordinance shall stand repealed automatically as of the 31st day following the date on which it was adopted, but may be re-enacted to continue a Disaster Declaration; and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. 019263 which re-enacts Emergency Ordinance No. 019035 is set to expire on January 4, 2022; 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 4th day of January 2022.


 

019278
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
RE-ENACTING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019036 INSTITUTING EMERGENCY MEASURES, 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 December 6, 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 4th day of January, 2022.


 

019279
AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE
RE-ENACTING EMERGENCY ORDINANCE NO. 019241;
ALLOWING TEMPORARY USES ON THE PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY AND PRIVATE PROPERTY BY SUSPENDING VARIOUS CITY ORDINANCES; 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 October 11, 2021, 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. 019241”); 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, City Council re-enacted Emergency Ordinance No. 019241, with the most recent re-enaction taking place on December 6, 2021 (Ord. No. 019265) (“Re-enacting Ordinance”); 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, City Council desires to re-enact its October 11, 2021, Emergency Ordinance No. 019241, which shall take effect immediately, and remain in effect until February 3, 2022 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. 019241, 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 4th day of January, 2022.


 

NOTICE OF ADOPTION

Notice is hereby given that, during a regular meeting of the City Council held on JANUARY 4, 2022, the Mayor has approved and the City Council has passed the following Ordinance:

ORDINANCE 019280 An Ordinance approving amendment number twenty-one to the project plan and reinvestment zone financing plan for tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) number five, City of El Paso, Texas, to provide funding to the 309 MILLS, LLC improvement project of the property located at 309 Mills Avenue, 79901; subject to the execution of a separate agreement by and between the City of El Paso and the project developer(s); adopting said amendments as required by section 311.011(E) Texas Tax 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 JANUARY 4, 2022:

  1. An Ordinance amending Title 15 (Public Services), Chapter 15.08 (Street Rentals), Section 15.08.150 (Shared Mobility Devices), to update permit term and renewal requirements.
     
  2. An Ordinance Amending Title 7 (Animals), Chapter 7.04 (Definitions And Administration), Section 7.04.010 (Definitions) to add Inclement Weather to the      Definitions; Chapter 7.08 (Animals Generally), Section 7.08.050 (Standards For Animal Care) to add Inclement Weather Conditions to Unlawful Restraint Of A Dog; Chapter 7.12 (Dogs And Cats), Section 7.12.020 (Registration, Vaccination, and Microchips Required) to allow Veterinarians to exchange or return up to 100, unused, expired from the previous year Tags for current year tags; Chapter 7.15 (Grooming Services), Section 7.15.030 (Groomer License Application) to clarify the Contents of the Groomer’s Application; Chapter 7.15, Section 7.15.070 (Denial) to Amend Conviction Timeframe Ineligibility; Chapter 7.15 (Grooming Services), Section 7.15.080 (Groomer License Suspension Or Revocation) to clarify the type of Investigation and Corrective Action Timeframe; Chapter 7.15, Section 7.15.090 (Shop Registration Required) to Clarify the type of Background Check required and allowing documents relevant to Application, Background Check, and Supporting Documents be available for Inspection; Chapter 7.15 (Grooming Services), Section 7.15.100 (Shop Registration Application) to Clarify the Issuance of Shop Registration Requirements; Chapter 7.15, Section 7.15.140 (Denial) to Clarify Denial Reasons for Permit Application; Chapter 7.28 (Animal Shelter Advisory Committee), Section 7.28.050 (Quorum And Procedures) to Amend Department; the Penalty as Provided in Section 7.04.080 of The El Paso City Code.

    PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD ON JANUARY 19, 2022 FOR ITEMS 1 AND 2

Laura D. Prine, City Clerk