El Pasoans will see streets, parks and public safety improvements among other projects under the issuance of $161.3 million in general obligation bonds and certificates of obligation authorized by El Paso City Council today...
City Approves Issuance of Bonds to Enhance Streets Parks and Public Safety
59th Traffic Fatality11/6/2018
The El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigations Unit responded to assist Pebble Hills patrol on a two vehicle collision that occurred at I-10 East Exit 34B...
State Advisory Board Rejects J.P. Bryan’s Nomination for State Antiquities Landmark Designation for MPC Footprint Site7/26/2018
EL PASO, Texas – Today, a state advisory board concluded that insufficient evidence exits to support claims that underground archeological deposits exist in the Multipurpose Performing Arts and Entertainment Center (MPC) footprint.
City Completes Petition Review7/18/2018
A review of signatures on a petition filed with the City of El Paso to deter the development within Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone 12 is complete. The petition that was filed on June 20, 2018, required 1,666 signatures to allow the proposed ordinance to continue through the Initiative Process, as set forth in the City Charter. Today, the City Clerk’s office announced that staff has authenticated 1,834 signatures of the registered voters on the petition within the 30 working days. The certification process does not automatically place an item on an election ballot. The ordinance that was submitted as part of the petition will be introduced at the July 24 City Council meeting, followed with a public hearing at the August 7, 2018 City Council meeting, during which public comment will be heard. Attached is Section 3.11 (Initiative) from the City Charter along with the letter sent to Dr. Richard Bonart and the proposed ordinance that will be on the City Council agenda.
Flat Field Planned for Cedar Grove Area7/17/2018
The City of El Paso is developing a new flat field in the Cedar Grove area to expand recreational opportunities across El Paso and help bridge flat field gaps in the community. Flat fields are essential for numerous organized sports, including soccer, football, lacrosse, and rugby. Project is part of the City’s efforts to revamp and modernize its recreational programming and facilities to deliver on its vision to provide exceptional recreational opportunities.
Parking Meter Installation in Uptown7/17/2018
WHO: City of El Paso Parking Meter Division WHAT: Media Event WHEN: 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, 2018 WHERE: 200 block of Cincinnati near intersection with Mesa WHY: Media is invited to capture the installation of the new parking meters. The City of El Paso is installing 122 parking meters at various locations within the newly established Uptown Parking Benefit District located in the business district of Kern Place. The installation of the new parking meters is intended to encourage parking turnover and improve access to area establishments. Revenues generated from these new parking meters will be reinvested in the neighborhood through the new parking management program. Public improvements that may be funded through a parking benefit district include: security services, street maintenance, sidewalk improvements, lighting enhancements, wayfinding, use of public transit, or improvements that promote alternate forms of transportation. A two-week grace period will be provided to allow motorists to get acquainted with the new meters. Enforcement of the new meters will begin on August 1, 2018.
City Resurfacing Heavily Traveled Streets7/16/2018
The City is repaving badly damaged segments of some of its busiest streets. Streets programmed for improvements include; McCombs, Resler, Yarbrough, George Dieter, Viscount, Hawkins, Rojas and Railroad. Work on McCombs is near completion. McCombs is the first of these heavily traveled streets to receive improvements. This street resurfacing project is funded by the 2012 Street Capital Improvement Program and is part of the City’s commitment to improve safety, promote the visual image of the community, and enhance its regional transportation system.
City Investing in Plan to Manage Growth on Eastside7/10/2018
Today, the City of El Paso approved developing a plan to provide the framework for managing growth citywide, particularly on the Eastside...
Project and Financing Plans for Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones Approved6/26/2018
Today, the City of El Paso approved the project and financing plans for three Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZ). The purpose of each of these zones is to foster development and, in the long term, expand the tax base...
Pedestrian Involved in Friday Collision Has Died6/4/2018
The El Paso Police Department’s Special Traffic Investigations unit was called to assist Central Patrol with a collision involving a pedestrian with serious injuries...