No, not for some made up cost-of-living click bait. For taxes! Property tax rates for industrial properties, to be specific.
The advocates for the City’s Quality of Life projects pretend that we need ballparks and arenas to spur economic development.
Advocates of the Quality of Life bonds completely misrepresented the facts before the 2012 elections. They minimized the impact on
From a May 10, 2012, article in the El Paso Times* written by Cindy Ramirez: The city’s November bond issue
This from KVIA: The El Paso City Council voted to create a local Filmmaker Program. The city will award $30,000
Fort Worth has slightly higher property tax rates than El Paso. For now. According to SmartAsset.com (killer website name), the
Lookie here. That chart at the top of this article shows the difference in taxable property values from 1999 to
Former City Council Representative and Mayoral Candidate and current member of the board of the Downtown Management District Steve Ortega,
If you found fifty bucks on the street, what would you do with it? Pay down your credit card debt?
Stuart Blaugrund “represented a group of Downtown business and property owners who successfully resisted the taking of their properties for
Look at this chart from Interim Director of Municipal Financial Operations Robert Cortinas’ presentation last Tuesday: It shows the growth
Those arena advocates are always quick to point out that the Quality of Life bond measure was supported by over
This is a lightly edited version of an article that originally appeared on 6 June 2013. Since then, very little
Remember when the rationale for all those pricey public amenities was “to shift the property tax burden from residential to
From a 2009 El Paso Inc. interview with Woody Hunt: Q. How does corruption impact economic development? If the procurement
This article originally appeared on January 10, 2017. Over the last twenty years, we’ve spent a lot of money on
An alert reader sent me this spreadsheet which shows the actual numbers for the ballpark. Four years in and we’re
Besides call centers, the City of El Paso’s economic development policy seems to be solely focused on tourism as a
From Investopedia.com: What is ‘Rent-Seeking’ Rent-seeking is the use of the resources of a company, an organization or an individual
[Our shrinking tax base isn’t a new thing. This article originally appeared on August 5, 2014. Since then, our city