Leaders Work to Revamp El Paso's Image
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.