City looks to curb virus spike


Editor’s Be aware: This story has been up to date to incorporate data from the town council work session on Tuesday. It’ll proceed to be up to date from the assembly.

El Paso Metropolis Council members mentioned a number of methods to curb the unfold of COVID-19 Tuesday, together with rising fines for emergency ordinance violations, and contended native officers must push again extra towards Gov. Greg Abbott on business-related openings.

Council mentioned an agenda merchandise directing the town supervisor and metropolis legal professional torevoke certificates of occupancy and licenses from companies that do not comply with well being orders.

It was additionally proposed to extendthe positivefor emergency ordinanceviolations from $500 to $1,000.

The positive enhance handed unanimously.Theproposal associated to enterprise operations, by Metropolis Reps.Cassandra Hernandez, Alexsandra Annello andPeter Svarzbein, didn’t cross, with Mayor DeeMargo being the tie-breakingvote.





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