OPEN DOOR WITH THE MAYOR
You are invited to participate in my monthly community outreach program where you can come to my office, meet my staff and say what is on your mind. Once a month, I will arrange my schedule so that my office be more accessible for all who want to talk to me directly. Visits are handled on a first come first serve basis. I welcome and look forward to your input. Our next meeting will be on:
Wednesday, May 22, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., City Hall, 300 N. Campbell, 2nd Floor
Please Note: Mayor's Office has moved to 300 N. Campbell
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as your Mayor. I am humbled given the opportunity to serve you as Mayor for a second four-year term. I invite you to navigate through this website to find out about my activities and projects around the El Paso community.
I strongly encourage you to take an active role in your government by staying informed and voicing your opinion. I would like to remind you about my once a month Meet the Mayor Day where I open the doors to my office and set aside time in my schedule to talk to the constituents about any matter that is important to them. I also encourage you to sign up to receive my monthly newsletter to stay abreast with the latest developments in the City of El Paso.
I look forward to hearing from you.
City of El Paso Awarded 2011 National Smart Growth Award
El Paso, Texas – On December 1, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement to the City of El Paso for using innovative approaches to create healthier, safer and more economically and environmentally sustainable places to live. Mayor John Cook, Representatives Susie Byrd and Steve Ortega, and Planning & Economic Development Deputy Director, Mathew McElroy will accept the award on behalf of El Paso in Washington D.C.
The City of El Paso submitted its Plan El Paso 2010 proposal and was one of four communities selected from a pool of 68 applicants from 27 states. The winning entries were selected based on their effectiveness in creating sustainable communities, creating a robust public involvement process, generating partnerships among public, private and nonprofit stakeholders, and serving as national models.
El Paso’s development plan supports national environmental goals by preserving open spaces and parkland and protecting critical habitats, improving transportation choices, including walking, bicycling and transit, which reduce emissions from automobiles, and promoting mix land uses.
The EPA created the National Award for Smart Growth Achievement in 2002 to recognize exceptional approaches to development that project the environment, foster economic vitality and enhance quality of life. In the past 10 years, 47 winners from 24 states have shown the variety of approaches that states, regions, cities, suburbs and small towns can use to create economically response development.