City Leaders Allow Businesses to Use Electric Fences
POSTED: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 10:59am
EL PASO - City Council approved a measure that would allow commercial businesses in C-4 zones to use electric fences around their facilities.
The measure is an attempt to help some businesses protect their property.
Alan Schubert, a city engineer, said this could make the areas safer by making the businesses less attractive to thieves.
"Outdoor storage facilities, vehicle storage facilities. That's not a car lot that's like a place you would store a car if it's impounded or wrecked," he said.
Fences were previously only allowed in farm and ranch areas, but city leaders expanded the ordinance in an attempt to lower the number of crimes at industrial sites.