Tuesday is the last council meeting for five El Paso City Council members. One city rep. is asking for tens of thousands of dollars worth of expenditures in her district to be approved before she finishes her term. 

District 7 Representative Lily Limon’s expenditure requests amount to about $30,000. She’s asking council to approve using money from the district’s discretionary fund to pay for several projects on her final council meeting. 

Limon served one term as the District 7 rep., which covers parts of the Lower Valley and East El Paso.

She was defeated by Henry Rivera in last month’s election. City documents show Limon wants to use $11,000 to replace the Carolina Recreation Center sign with one that reads, “Officer David Ortiz Recreation Center.”

Also, $7,000 to pay for new equipment at the Judge Edward Marquez Library on Yarbrough, $6,000 for a new bingo board at the Happiness Senior Center, $4,000 to add concrete pads and signage at the Lionel Forti Disk Golf Course, $1,000 for bilingual books for the Marquez Library, and $1,000 for craft materials and refreshments for the UTEP Senior Project at the Happiness Center. 

Tueday is also the last council meeting for Mayor Oscar Leeser, City Reps Jim Tolbert, Emma Acosta, and Carl Robinson.

The five new council members have their first meeting on June 27th.