Get ready for a giant sucking sound as more money leaves El Paso if the EPISD bond issue passes.
According to a Times article the other day “the construction and renovation projects would be completed in a maximum of five years”.
The construction of our county jail annex is months behind. We are told that the problem is a lack of labor. That project is a $41 million dollar one. The Ysleta district will be starting its $450 million bond construction at some point.
The EPISD board wants us to approve $667 million in projects that they tell us they can design and complete within five years.
They probably want us to ignore the fact that ten years after we gave them $200 million for other projects they still have not finished.
Five years is particularly unbelievable when we consider that architects and engineers must do their work. That work in itself will take years.
If somehow they really plan to build all of this within five years they must be planning to use out of town contractors and designers.
On the other hand, if they find a way to use local contractors there will be little capacity for non school construction. So much for economic expansion.
We deserve better