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POSTED: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:09pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:58pm

EL PASO - The violence in Juarez is giving El Paso a bad name.

Now, two dozen leaders joined forces to undo the damage. They want to revamp El Paso's image and play up its assets. City planners said it's been hard to attract visitors to the area.

“We're the safest...large city in the country, but nobody knows that. So, our image is being created for us by the national or international media and we just want to look at [what to do]...to enhance El Paso's image,” said Kathy Dodson, director of the city Department of Planning and Economic Development.

The task force will meet a few times. After that, they will decide what they'll do, to make the city draw in more talent and tourists.

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New image? Yah, being the "safest city" isn't the only image problem EP has.

How about the most northern city of mexico for one. Seriously just get it over with and just replace the sign outside the city saying "Welcome to Cuidad El Paso."

I'm just stating the fact that most residential and stores closely resemble Juarez.

Hell your running a pilot program of street lights to act like the ones in Juarez. The billboards on the our highways are even in spanish.

This comment is really bigot. How in the world do stores and homes resemble Juarez homes? We have to follow, city codes and ordinances here. So what if some of our billboards are in spanish? If you go to other cities in the U.S. they also have billboards in spanish. You are being a bigot and comments like this aren't going to solve anything, just make you look like a racist.

safest for how much longer?...out of towners
bring bad attitudes along with their criminal behaviors...

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