Pools to Stay Open

Pools to Stay Open

POSTED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:18pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 9, 2010 - 6:33pm

Good news for those of you who like to make a splash in the city's pools year-round - El Paso city council voted down a measure to close down some of the pools in the winter to save money.

Representative Steve Ortega said he proposed the measure, in part, to lessen the pressure on police to make cuts.

But some council members say their constituents need the pools to stay healthy and also to give their kids something to do.

"Quite frankly, in these times, having swimming pools accessible in the winter is a luxury, not a necessity," Ortega said.

Tonight on News Channel 9 at ten we'll hear from swimmers who disagree and are glad they can still make waves in the winter.

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