At the Tuesday, September 19, 2017 city council meeting representative Noe moved to delete item 15.2 from the regular agenda based upon advice from the city attorney.
His motion was immediately seconded without discussion.
The agenda item:
Discussion and action on a Resolution that the City of El Paso declare a moratorium on all demolition permit actions pertaining to properties within the MPC footprint area, including but not limited to issuance, reissuance, or execution of new or existing demolition permits, for a period of 90 days.
While it is conceivable that passing such a resolution might cause legal complications for the city, we don’t see how having a discussion about it would.
Deleting the item was a blatant effort to keep the demolition opponents from having an opportunity to speak.
It seems that we have now reached a point where council not only does what it wants but it refuses to hear from the public.
Without regard as to where you stand on the issue, it seems that people should be allowed to express their opinions.
We deserve better