City continues to ignore its own rules

It seems that when the city remodeled Country Club road they ended up posting speed limit signs that indicated 35 miles per hour.

One little problem

The graphic below tells us that since 1956 a city ordinance has placed the speed limit at 40 miles per hour:

Changing the ordinance is the purpose of item 22.1 on the Tuesday, June 13, 2017 city council agenda.  They evidently have figured out that the signs need to comply with the law.

The agenda backup material makes no reference to the city refunding the speeding tickets that were issued in the interim.

We deserve better


2 Responses to City continues to ignore its own rules

  1. Sad El Pasoan says:

    What is the law pertaining to schools’ speed limits and crosswalks? Hillside Elementary is not protecting the front gate/entrance with speed limit signs. In contrast, Loretto Academy has their perimeter covered with all kinds of speed limit signs. There is no visible crosswalk at the intersection of Montana and Radford, in contrast Loretto crosswalks are visible from a distance. The EPISD police officers in the past have abused their authority and have taken advantage of these discrepancies to issue citations by the hundreds per week. I went before Judge Guadalupe Aponte however, she did not let me present my case or speak. I had pictures and a video to present to her. There were 4 people in front of me that received a citation from the same EPISD police officer and all of them pleaded to Judge Aponte “He is lying!”. At first I was very skeptical but then I found myself saying the same thing “He is lying!”. Most of the tickets ranged from $300 to $600.


  2. Old Gringo says:

    Sounds to me like someone challenged their 35 MPH money maker. Oh, oh, what do we do? Oh, lets just change the law.


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