Welcome to El Paso Metro’s week in review. This section is updated every Tuesday night.
City Council Review
- Cathedral alumni put up $1,000 to encourage matching funds to support the capture of the abductor of a child over the weekend. The child was found murdered in central El Paso.
- Passed a resolution to sell $34 mm. of Certificates of Obligation for fire trucks, police cars and purchase of railroad property to be used for Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Center;
- Agreed with Jobe to landscape medians near Mckelligan Canyon.
- No action on lawsuit proposed by Dan Power against the County;
- Approved rezoning of a home to a doctor’s office in District #7;
- Approved awarding of contract to Silverton Construction after it threatened a lawsuit;
- Postponed approval of indigent permit for US Marine Corps to raise money and toys for indigent children;
- Agreed to continue charging sales tax on rental cars for personal use;
- Will consider a resolution in two weeks for the sale of over $100 mm. in bonds for the Public Service Board.
- The number of visitors crossing the border from Juarez into El Paso has decreased 24%;
- Alexandra Flores, 5, was found murdered in central El Paso. She was abducted at a lower valley Walmart;
- Valerie Provencio and Jaclyn Rodriguez were killed when they ran a red light. They were apparently chasing after their friends;
- For the 13th straight month, the national productivity is down. Economic forecasters predict recessionary trend will continue into 2003.