City Council Passes Juarez Resolution
POSTED: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 8:30am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm
El Paso - - The El Paso City Council has passed a resolution decrying the cartel violence in Juarez that has claimed thousands of lives.
Mayor John Cook cast the deciding vote against an initial resolution calling for a discussion on legalizing marijuana as a way to drive the cartels out of business.
With marijuana language out of the final resolution, the measure passed.
El Paso has a sister city relationship with Juarez.
The City Council recognized that the relationship is strained by the thousands of murders in Juarez every year.