A couple of weeks ago I went to one of the “Trolley Safety Meetings.” The meeting was in the auditorium
Author: Rich Wright
The Trouble With TIRZs
The City of El Paso is proposing another TIRZ. TIRZ 13 will be in Northeast El Paso, up against the
Does Your City Council Representative Deserve A Raise?
To tell the truth, we don’t know. We can’t know. All the decisions are made out of the public eye.
Cousin Lemp’s Whack-A-Mole Bad Habit
There’s this fallacy circulating that TIRZ 12 means that only the people who buy land up there on the mountain
The Freeway Is Open
Or at least it will be momentarily. The work on the utility bridge is done. Now all we lack is
I think reasonable people will agree that El Paso’s property taxes are too high. El Paso’s property tax rates are
A Public Obscenity
I think it’s obscene that the City of El Paso asks the working poor to pay for luxury amenities for
Deus Ex Machina Redux
When Representative Dr. Sam Morgan talked about Operational Security and him knowing things that we didn’t know, I hope he
The Central Appraisal District Responds
Yesterday a loyal reader sent one of my articles to Dinah Kilgore, the Executive Director and Chief Appraiser of the
Mo’ Taxes, Mo’ Problems
If you’re happy with the way things are going at City Hall, you’re not paying attention. The El Paso Times
What Is El Paso’s Comparative Advantage?
Development economists like to talk about an economy’s comparative advantage. Investopedia says this about Comparative Advantage: Comparative advantage is an
City Council Raises Taxes! Again! And Again!
At a Special Meeting on Monday, City Council approved an additional $20 million in Certificates of Obligation for the Children’s
More Lies From Our Friends In City Government
Here’s the City’s Economic Development Director spinning the TIRZs: City Council voted to approve the creation of Tax Increment Reinvestment
The City is in the midst of budget talks. Here’s the almost latest from the El Paso Times: Homeowners could
A Better Site for the Mexican American Cultural Center
I think the City spends our money poorly. The City spends our money courting out-of-town businesses that compete with our
The Master Plan
How MountainStar Wants to Get You to Pay for Their Futbol Stadium Now it’s a futbol stadium. From the El