El Paso is a jewel in the desert, nestled between the rugged Franklin Mountains and the historic Rio Grande. This dynamic border community combines the advantages of a major metropolitan center with the ambience and charm of a modern western town.
El Paso is a major transportation hub, providing state-of-the-art educational and medical facilities, abundant cultural and entertainment opportunities, year-round sports and outdoor recreation, a low crime rate, and some of the best weather conditions on the planet.
Nine-member commission with authority to approve subdivision applications and charged with making recommendations on all zoning related matters. For example: text regulations, comprehensive plans, specific area plans and, rezoning, etc.
A nine- member advisory commission charged with making recommendations on the designation of historic landmarks and districts, and authority to grant certificates of appropriateness in compliance with historic guidelines.
The Open Space Advisory Board shall act as an advisory board and provide recommendations to the City Council in efforts to preserve and acquire open space as identified in the Towards a Bright Future: A Green Infrastructure Plan for El Paso, Texas, commonly referred to as the open space master plan.
A quasi-judicial board that authorizes variances from the City's zoning regulations, decides special exemption applications, and decides appeals on alleged errors of enforcement of the code requirements.
To hear requests for variances and appeals involving staff interpretations of the El Paso City Code Chapters on grading, stormwater management, outdoor lighting, landscaping and flood damage prevention.
The city manager or his designee is authorized to establish whatever staff review committees or procedures they deem necessary to review development proposals, applications and plats under this title, to make necessary recommendations to the city plan commission, to ensure that certain applications are in compliance with this title and other codes of the city, and to coordinate preliminary examination of such applications to ensure that all city departmental requirements, established by resolution or ordinance, have been met without conflict.