More quality of life shenanigans are being considered.
It seems that there is not enough money to finish the Eastside Sports Complex.
City council has this item on their Tuesday, May 2, 2017 agenda:
The City of El Paso, Texas is considering implementing a tax increment reinvestment zone (TIRZ) and public improvement district (PID) to fund a portion of the construction costs and maintenance costs associated with the Eastside Sports Complex as well as other public spaces and infrastructure. In 2012, partial funding for the Eastside Sports Complex was approved by City of El Paso voters as part of the quality of life bonds; together funds generated from the proposed TIRZ and PID would fund Phase II of the park’s construction costs.
Stealing our taxes
What the item would do is allow the future increase in property tax revenues from a certain part of the city to be spent solely on the Eastside Sports Complex and not contributed to the general fund.
If this kind of thing gets started we will see other cases where a neighborhood wants a facility and finds a way to direct their tax money to their benefit thus shorting the rest of the city.
We deserve better