The city manager’s 2015 Mid-year Operations Report highlights some of the accomplishments of city staff.
We would normally expect that the list of achievements for each section of city government would start with the most significant ones followed by the lesser but still important ones.
In the case of the economic development group a $40 million dollar capital expansion by one of our local employers along with 1,100 new jobs did not make it to the top of the list. Neither did the investment of $21.5 million by a company from out of town. That deal will bring us 445 jobs.
Instead, the list was topped with “Providing support for the partial relocation of El Paso Independent School District offices to the Downtown area.” Wow! Second on the list was “Coordinating the relocation of the Metropolitan Planning Organization offices to the Downtown area”.
See for yourself:
This tells us what the city thinks is important.
We deserve better