New agency will process passports in ...

New agency will process passports in a day in El Paso by summer

There are 5 comments on the El Paso Times story from Mar 11, 2010, titled New agency will process passports in a day in El Paso by summer. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

A passport office that will be able to process new passports in about a day will open in El Paso by summer.

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Politics

Tucson, AZ

#1 Mar 12, 2010
So than why does the District Clerk office need to process passports. He claims they have raised so much money doing passports, but yet how much money has been spent implementing this new system(s). Since the county needs to save money, maybe they should close down the passport office and let this new agency handle this.
Weedhead

El Paso, TX

#2 Mar 12, 2010
Why are you surprised? you made the bid for the location of this office to be in your building didn't you? Sounds like you knew all the time what was happening and because you have such a big mouth, you couldn't resist a comment so you said something stupid! "We haven't been officially notified"
wandering in the darkness

El Paso, TX

#3 Mar 12, 2010
Weedhead wrote:
Why are you surprised? you made the bid for the location of this office to be in your building didn't you? Sounds like you knew all the time what was happening and because you have such a big mouth, you couldn't resist a comment so you said something stupid! "We haven't been officially notified"
Geez kinda angry there! Maybe it would have been nice to find out you had won the bid by someone other than a newspaper reporter. I hope the Congressman doesn't hurt himself with the patting himself on the back.
The observation about the District Clerk is a good one, will the office continue to get traffic with a one day passport office accross downtown? I would think not, Gilbert or the new district clerk will likely see a revenue stream start to dry up, of well, time to reassign and not fill a vacancy, or loss a position or two.
EP County

Tucson, AZ

#4 Mar 12, 2010
So to our new elected officials, here is a perfect opportunity to save county money...get rid of the passport office in the District Clerk office. I am sure before the passport deadline things were probably busy, hence having people come in on Saturdays....but now that we'll be able to get one at the new agency in about a day; why keep the District Clerk passport office open. Instead of making hard working employees take unpaid days off, maybe we can look at other things that are not necessary....like this passport office.
hinote

Seminole, FL

#5 Mar 12, 2010
In one day, so much for screening and homeland security.

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