New El Paso City Council approves $161 million in additional funding

El Paso News

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the amount of COs approved. This has been updated with correct information.

STORY: El Paso’s new City Council used the first meeting of 2019 to approve more than $161 million in additional funding.

The Council approved $100 million in certificates of obligation and $61.3 million in general obligation bonds.

The funds will pay for improvements to streets, parks and public safety, including new police cars. It will also go towards new intersection street signs and restrooms near San Jacinto Plaza.

The debt was approved without voter approval, as allowed by the city charter. 

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