Work on the Northgate Transfer Center, at the site of the former Northgate Shopping Mall in El Paso, is just one of a list of projects in line to get additional funding through certificates of obligation.
If those certificates of obligation are finally approved, the Northgate facility will get $1 million on top of the $10 million which has already been allocated for the project.
Altogether, members of the El Paso City Council are considering approving nearly $69 million in certificates of obligation funding. The action does not require voter approval.
Among the other projects which could be positively impacted are improvements to two fire station restrooms, at $500,000; $2.5 million for repairs to a police parking garages; and $700,000 for the construction of restrooms in the San Jacinto Park.
According to city documents,$25 million will go for public safety projects, $18 million for street work; and $19 million to help complete Quality of Life projects originally approved by El Paso voters 5 years ago.
While the El Paso City Council has approved which projects should receive the certificates of obligation funding, it most likely won’t make a final decision on the funding itself until later this fall.
By Garry Boulard
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