THe Village of San Elizaro coming to a neighborhood near you.
Posted in the Socorro Forum
#1 Feb 11, 2013
["For weeks the town of San Elizario has fought Socorro's proposed annexation plan. The fact that it is incorporated, and doesn't have the same rights as a city, hasn't helped its cause. On Monday night, residents took the first steps to solve that issue, and protect the place they consider home.
"They did decide to move forward with the lawsuit against Socorro," San Elizario resident Maya Sanchez said.
The residents of San Elizario are excited about El Paso County commissioner's decision. The county attorney says she will file litigation, which will stop Socorro's annexation plan, including land in the town of San Elizario.
"The only thing that will prevent this from happening in the future is incorporation. We're hoping to do that as quickly as possible, so we need to move quickly," Sanchez said.
Sanchez and her father have history in San Elizario.
"My grandfather came to this community in the early 1900s," Sanchez said.
Her father Ben says pride in the community is something he hopes will pass down through the generations.
"That's the same sentiment that they want to share with the outside world, that they want to remain in San Elizario. They want to stay here and remain San Elizario," said San Elizario resident Ben Sanchez.
The residents of San Elizario gathered at a meeting on Monday night to discuss plans to start the process. A land surveyor is figuring out how big they want the city. There are three plans. Two plans would make the city about 5 square miles, with more than 200 people living in the city limits. If there are fewer than 2,000 citizens in the community, the city limits would shrink to only 2 square miles."]
It is about time. Time to stuff Socorro City Council into the trash bags they are.
#2 Feb 12, 2013
Let's stuff you into a trash bag as well. You don't even live in Socorro so why are you so teed off?
#3 Feb 12, 2013
Because there should be no annexation by a corrupt inept government of liars and thieves. Jesse is going to go the way of all the GANDARAs in Socorro. Federal or state jail it does not matter.
#4 Feb 12, 2013
It's wrong that Socorro must stoop to this level of swallowing up neighboring counties to feed their tax base. But, since two of Socorro's members are exceeding their term limits, all of its legislation done while in violation of the term limits statute will be considered null and void. Sorry Socorro, back to the drawing board.
PS- Socorro, are you willing to spend millions on attorney fees fighting El Paso county on this annexation issue knowing that two of your members are in violation of the term limits statute? You're throwing your constituents money down the drain....again.
#5 Feb 13, 2013
By Jesse Martinez EL PASO, Texas —
["A judge signed a temporary restraining order, which effectively stops the city of Socorro from annexing land.
Documents stated that Socorro could take no further action in its annexation ordinance until a hearing scheduled for Feb. 22.
Socorro's plan to annex several parcels of county land has been a controversial journey for the city. After threatening to take legal action against Socorro, El Paso County filed a lawsuit against the city.
The county was concerned over the legality behind the extension of Socorro city officials' terms from three to four years. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said the extension was against state law.
In a letter sent earlier this month, the county said it would file litigation to stop the annexation process "unless legal issues concerning the terms of office of the council are resolved."]
Small comfort to San Eli residents. IT is just temporary. I sincerely hope the judge rules Socorro in violating the law and shuts the annexation down for good.
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