City Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8

City Representative Cissy Lizarraga, District 8 Representative Cissy Lizarraga El Paso City Council District 8 City Hall - City 1 Building 300 N. Campbell El Paso, TX 79901 Phone: 915-212-0008 Email: [email protected] Web Page: https://www.elpasotexas.gov/district-8

I am proud of the deep roots I have in El Paso. I was born at Hotel Dieu to Jose “Joe” and Olga Alcantar. I have six brothers and sisters. The family and community values I have today were instilled in me by my parents and my faith. My father Joe Alcantar was born in 1912 to owners of a small horse carriage company. My grandfather took his family to Burbank, where my father’s work ethic was established. He milked cows at a dairy in the morning before going to school, saving his earnings to buy a suit for his graduation. After graduation from high school, he eventually settled in El Paso where he met my mother Olga. My mother was a stay-at-home mom and was an avid reader of books and the newspaper. She graduated Salutatorian in her class at Bowie High School before dedicating her life to my father and us kids. She had a houseful with seven of us. My Mom told us that Dad saved up and bought a Model T for one-hundred dollars. Sure enough, a picture exists of his first car. Dad became a successful and respected businessman in South El Paso. He was also a founding director of Continental National Bank, the first Hispanic-owned bank in El Paso. I have recently heard amazing stories of my father’s business ethics from prominent El Paso business leaders that I have visited with about my campaign. It has been heartwarming. My education includes attending St. Patrick’s Cathedral Grade School, Loretto Academy, the University of Texas at El Paso where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education, and the University of Texas at Austin, where I received my Masters of Education. I was wife, mother, and educator in Austin while my husband Marcos attended law school. I worked as an educator for twenty-six years, retiring recently from the EPISD. I’ve been married forty-one years to my husband Marcos. I have three beautiful daughters, Elizabeth, Marisa, and Vanessa. I have two grandchildren who I love with all my heart. I am ready for this next chapter in my life: to be a trusted servant leader for all constituents in District 8, and to lead by example with the ethics and family values instilled in me by my parents and my faith. I have an overwhelming love for my family, my neighborhood, and my community. Good wishes, Cissy Lizarraga

I am proud of the deep roots I have in El Paso. I was born at Hotel Dieu to Jose “Joe” and Olga Alcantar. I have six brothers and sisters. The family and community values I have today were instilled in me by my parents and my faith. My father Joe Alcantar was born in 1912 to owners of a small horse carriage company. My grandfather took his family to Burbank, where my father’s work ethic was established. He milked cows at a dairy in the morning before going to school, saving his earnings to buy a suit for his graduation. After graduation from high school, he eventually settled in El Paso where he met my mother Olga. My mother was a stay-at-home mom and was an avid reader of books and the newspaper. She graduated Salutatorian in her class at Bowie High School before dedicating her life to my father and us kids. She had a houseful with seven of us. My Mom told us that Dad saved up and bought a Model T for one-hundred dollars. Sure enough, a picture exists of his first car. Dad became a successful and respected businessman in South El Paso. He was also a founding director of Continental National Bank, the first Hispanic-owned bank in El Paso. I have recently heard amazing stories of my father’s business ethics from prominent El Paso business leaders that I have visited with about my campaign. It has been heartwarming. My education includes attending St. Patrick’s Cathedral Grade School, Loretto Academy, the University of Texas at El Paso where I received a Bachelor of Science in Education, and the University of Texas at Austin, where I received my Masters of Education. I was wife, mother, and educator in Austin while my husband Marcos attended law school. I worked as an educator for twenty-six years, retiring recently from the EPISD. I’ve been married forty-one years to my husband Marcos. I have three beautiful daughters, Elizabeth, Marisa, and Vanessa. I have two grandchildren who I love with all my heart. I am ready for this next chapter in my life: to be a trusted servant leader for all constituents in District 8, and to lead by example with the ethics and family values instilled in me by my parents and my faith. I have an overwhelming love for my family, my neighborhood, and my community. Good wishes, Cissy Lizarraga

Operating as usual

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/31/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso is waiting to receive additional COVID-19 vaccines from the State of Texas. Eligible residents can reserve their spot by pre-registering online now!

Visit the Vaccination page at EPStrong.org or call (915) 21-COVID to see if you qualify.

At this time COVID-19 vaccines are limited, but availability is anticipated to expand in early 2021.

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La Ciudad de El Paso está esperando recibir vacunas adicionales contra el COVID-19 de parte del Estado de Texas. ¡Los residentes elegibles pueden reservar su lugar ahora mismo registrándose en línea!

Visite la página de Vacunación en EPStrong.org o llame al (915) 21-COVID para ver si usted califica.

En este momento, las vacunas contra el COVID-19 son limitadas, pero se prevé que la disponibilidad aumente a principios del 2021

One of the many COVID testing options in District 8. You can get your flu shot there too. Thank you Project Vida!
12/23/2020

One of the many COVID testing options in District 8. You can get your flu shot there too. Thank you Project Vida!

Do you or a loved one one have symptoms?
COVID testing by appointment only. Call (915) 298-5044 or register online at pvida.net/covidregistration today!
🤢🤮🥶
#covid #quarantine #pandemic

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/22/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

In observance of the December Holiday season, operational schedule changes will be made to allow city employees time to celebrate the holidays.

While many City services and facilities remain impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the following operations and services will be closed:

· City Hall and all administrative offices will be closed from Monday, December 21, through Friday, January 1, 2021.

· City Hall and all administrative offices will reopen on Monday, January 4.

· No garbage collection on December 25 and January 1, 2021.

· Greater El Paso Landfill closed December 25-27 and January 1-3.

· Citizen Collection Stations closed December 25-27 and January 1-3.

· Sun Metro will not provide service on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1, 2021. Regular service resumes after each holiday. Information is available at www.sunmetro.net or by calling (915)212-3333.

· Wi-Fi Centers Closed December 24-27 and December 31-January 4.

· Recreation centers, senior centers, aquatics facilities, sports fields, City museums, public libraries and the El Paso Zoo remain closed.

A complete list of closures is posted on the “City Holiday Schedule” banner at www.elpasotexas.gov.

It is still not too late to donate blood at our District 8 Blood Drive TODAY between 9am and 2pm at Vitalant on Mesa Hil...
12/19/2020

It is still not too late to donate blood at our District 8 Blood Drive TODAY between 9am and 2pm at Vitalant on Mesa Hills. A free COVID-19 antibody test is included with your donation.

Sign up for an appointment and SAVE A LIFE this holiday season by clicking here: www.tinyurl.com/CissysBloodDriveDec2020

I will be hosting a blood drive this Saturday, December 19 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) on Mesa Hills Drive on the Westside. There is usually a shortage of very necessary life-saving blood around the holidays, so please sign up and donate if you are able to! You can make an appointment and possibly save a life by following this link: http://www.tinyurl.com/CissysBloodDriveDec2020

I will be hosting a blood drive this Saturday, December 19 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Vitalant (formerly United Blood Serv...
12/17/2020

I will be hosting a blood drive this Saturday, December 19 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Vitalant (formerly United Blood Services) on Mesa Hills Drive on the Westside. There is usually a shortage of very necessary life-saving blood around the holidays, so please sign up and donate if you are able to! You can make an appointment and possibly save a life by following this link: http://www.tinyurl.com/CissysBloodDriveDec2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
12/14/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso Department of Public Health (DPH) along with local medical experts invite the community to a virtual town hall this Thursday, December 17 at 6:30PM to learn more about Texas’ distribution plans and local efforts for the COVID-19 vaccination.

The panelist will share the latest information on the distribution plan, local COVID-19 dispensing plan efforts, the vaccine’s side effects and safety for those who take it, including those with underlying medical conditions. Residents are asked to submit their questions in advance via [email protected].

Join the virtual town hall online at bit.ly/C19Vaccine or call (915) 213-4096, ID: 340 547 782#.

Officials advised the vaccine will be received in three (3) phases. Supplies will be limited during the first phase and will be restricted to selected groups considered at-highest-risk.

About the Three Vaccine Phases:

Phase 1: The state anticipates limited supply of the COVID-19 vaccine. Initial efforts will be made to immunize:

• Critical Healthcare and other critical personnel
• Nursing Homes and Assisted Living residents and personnel
• Other essential workers

Phase 2: There will be a larger number of vaccine doses available. The focus will be to continue vaccinating those critical populations who were not vaccinated during phase one and additional at high- risk groups and critical infrastructure workers.

Phase 3: The state anticipates a sufficient supply of vaccines doses available to all members of the population who wish to vaccinate.

The COVID-19 vaccine will initially be an adult vaccine; however, once the vaccine is approved for pediatric use more information will be provided.

For more COVID-19 information about the community’s vaccine plan as well as testing, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org

El Paso Neighborhood Coalition
12/01/2020

El Paso Neighborhood Coalition

Neighbors: If you were not able to attend yesterday's COVID-19 info. Fair, No worries, There are two more opportunities for you to attend. Wednesday, Dec.2nd or Thursday Dec.3rd @ 6 p.m. You are highly encouraged to attend!!! Complete details in the flyer.
link: https://bit.ly/C19Fair

The City's Environmental Services Department (ESD) had to make this difficult decision because there is currently a shor...
12/01/2020

The City's Environmental Services Department (ESD) had to make this difficult decision because there is currently a shortage of trained drivers due to the number of employees out because of COVID-19 (because they are ill, self isolating, acting as caregivers for family members, etc.). They are already maxed out on overtime.

ESD is hiring CDL drivers (those with a Commercial Drivers License) and has been for months, so if you know of someone who is interested, please direct them to www.elpasotexas.gov/ESD.

Some people have asked about a refund due to this temporary suspension, but we don't actually pay anything for recycling on our bills (it is free to the user). The City gets a share of the money from selling the recycled materials, and that is what pays for the curbside recycling program.

Both ESD and the City Council made it clear in our last meeting that the curbside recycling program will be brought back as soon as the City has the staffing levels to sustain it again. If you would still like to recycle in the meanwhile, you can bring your recycling to any of the five Citizen Collection Stations, which are once again all open from 8 AM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the collections workforce, recycling collections will be suspended until further notice. Effective Dec 1, 2020, customers should ONLY place their gray trash bin out for scheduled collections.

Recycling can be dropped off at any of the 5 Citizen Collection Stations (CCS) Tuesday-Saturday 8 am-4pm.

Hello everyone,I want to provide a summary of what has happened over the last two days. I know everyone wants specific d...
10/31/2020
City of El Paso COVID-19 Health Orders | El Paso Strong

Hello everyone,

I want to provide a summary of what has happened over the last two days. I know everyone wants specific direction about what to do, but at this point there are conflicting legal opinions and I can't give you legal advice. What I can do is provide you with all of the information so that you can make the appropriate choices for yourselves.

Remember, regardless of who may give you a citation or what any orders say, it is incredibly important that we all maintain personal responsibility and WEAR A MASK, STAY HOME except for essential activities, WASH YOUR HANDS, and BE CONSIDERATE to those around you.

Below is a summary of events (with links to all mentioned documents at the end):

The County Judge issued Order #12 (full text here) last Sunday (10/5) with the Governor’s approval. Order #12 includes the following provision: “All individuals currently living within El Paso County, Texas ARE ORDERED TO SHELTER AT HOME IN THEIR RESIDENCE. For the purposes of this Order, residences include hotels, motels, shared rentals, and similar facilities. To the extent individuals are using shared or outdoor spaces, they must at all times as reasonably as possible maintain Physical Distancing of at least six feet from any other person when they are outside their residence.”

Order #12 also contains the curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM. *Last Sunday's Order #12 is still in effect and is fully enforceable with fines of up to $500.*

Thursday evening, the County Judge issued Order #13 (full text here) without the Governor’s approval. Order #13, which adds to and does not replace the previous orders, includes the following provision: “All individuals living within the County of El Paso are ordered to temporarily stay at home or at their place of residence. Effective Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:59 PM MDT, unless terminated or modified by a subsequent Order, the County Judge of El Paso County, Texas, deems it in the public interest to issue this Order, and orders that all individuals currently living in El Paso County, Texas to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed by this Order.”

Order #13 also contains provisions closing non-essential businesses and limiting dine-in service at restaurants, among other things. The Texas Attorney General issued an opinion contending that Order #13 goes beyond what is allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order, and that it is thus unenforceable. The Police Department has announced that they will not enforce Order #13, and the El Paso County Sheriff's Department has announced that they will enforce. A lawsuit has been filed by several local businesses and joined by the Texas AG.

I wish I could give you a more defined answer as to what decisions you should make for yourself. At this point, nobody has total clarity. A court will hear the case and determine what is valid or not valid. Regardless of the status of Order #13, the previous Order #12 from last Sunday is still in effect, as are all of the existing Emergency Ordinances, Emergency Directives, and Health Authority Orders.

Again, regardless of who may give you a citation or what any orders say, it is incredibly important that we all maintain personal responsibility and WEAR A MASK, STAY HOME except for essential activities, WASH YOUR HANDS, and BE CONSIDERATE to those around you.

Links:

Governor Abbott's most recent Executive Order No. GA-32:
https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/EO-GA-32_continued_response_to_COVID-19_IMAGE_10-07-2020.pdf

County Judge's Order No. 12 (Sunday 10/25):
https://epcounty.com/documents/Order-No-12.pdf

County Judge's Order No. 13 (Thursday 10/29):
https://www.epcounty.com/documents/Order-No-13.pdf

Letter from Texas Attorney General Paxton to County Judge (10/29):
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/admin/2020/Press/El%20Paso%20County%20Letter%202020-10-29.pdf

Texas Attorney General's Court Filing (10/30):
https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/sites/default/files/images/admin/2020/Press/20201030_Plea%20in%20Intervention.pdf

All City Council approved Emergency Ordinances, Emergency Directives, and Health Authority Orders can be found at http://epstrong.org/health-orders.php#

Coronavirus COVID-19 health order for the City of El Paso.

My office and Claudia L. Rodriguez, District 6 City Representative, with assistance from the Parks and Recreation Depart...
10/22/2020

My office and Claudia L. Rodriguez, District 6 City Representative, with assistance from the Parks and Recreation Department, will host a free Halloween costume give-away, virtual costume contest, and meal pickup for children on Friday, October 23.

Parents will receive a free costume for their child and a free meal from the Children’s Kingdom meal distribution program during the drive-thru event.

The curbside event is on a first-come, first-serve basis with all COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place.

In addition, children will be able to win a special bag of candy by dressing up and posting a picture of their costume on social media using the hashtag #HalloweenAtHomeEP.

Representative Rodriguez and I will select four winners.

The free costume giveaway is made possible by generous donations from El Paso Electric, Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and Technimark.

Details:

WHO: District 6 City Representative Claudia Rodriguez and
District 8 City Representative Cissy Lizarraga

WHAT: Free costume give-away & competition along with meal distribution

WHEN: 3:30 PM on Friday, October 23, 2020

WHERE: Pavo Real Recreation Center, 9301 Alameda Ave. -AND-
Boys and Girls Club Travis, 801 S Florence

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
09/23/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Time is running out and there are only 7 days left to complete your #2020Census! Respond online, by phone, or with a census taker in your community, and help shape your future for the next 10 years.

For more information, visit 2020CENSUS.GOV

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/25/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Enroll in the EP Rent Help Program Now! The average El Paso landlord could save approximately $2,467 for each tenant they enroll in the EP Rent Help program. Landlords can verifying their property by visiting EPRentHelp.org and completing the eligibility verification process.

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/25/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

The City of El Paso Economic and International Department has partnered with three non-profit organizations to distribute funds received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (The ”CARES Act”) to assist eligible small businesses and independent contractors.

The CARES Act funding will be provided in the form of grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have been financially impacted by business interruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The City has partnered with LiftFund, Inc., Project Vida, and PeopleFund for the distribution of the CARES Act funding as follows:

• LiftFund Inc. will be provided up to $8.5 million to distribute grants of up to $25,000 to small businesses with 5 to 20 employees and gross annual revenues of up to $2 million.

• Project Vida will be provided up to $2.5 million to distribute grants of up to $5,000 to microenterprise businesses with 1 to 4 employees and gross annual revenues of up $2 million.

• PeopleFund will be provided up to $2.5 million to distribute grants of up $5,000 to independent contractors and sole proprietors without employees and gross annual revenues of up to $2 million.

For more information on program details, eligibility requirements, and application instructions, please visit each programs’ individual website:

• LiftFund Inc.: www.cityofelpasosbrecoverygrantprogram.com
• Project Vida: www.pvida.net/smallbusinesssupport
• PeopleFund: peoplefund.org/elpaso

Information on these programs and other resources can be found at epbusinessstrong.org

Thank you to everyone who came out to Armijo Park last night, especially those who used the opportunity to fill out thei...
08/21/2020

Thank you to everyone who came out to Armijo Park last night, especially those who used the opportunity to fill out their Census questionnaire! We will be doing more giveaway events (offering masks, sanitizer, and other goodies) together with the Census Bureau and the El Paso Neighborhood Coalition in the next few weeks, so please join us for the next one!

Today, CENSUS 2020 @ Armijo Park in the heart of Segundo Barrio. District 8, El Paso Neighborhood Coaliton, Southside N.A., Segundo Barrio FC, Chihuahuita N.A. and the Census Bureau joined forces to bring up the numbers of complete census questionnaires. Thank you to all who participated, special recognition to D8 City Rep. Mrs.Cissy Lizarraga, D8 Assistant, Chris Canales, EPNC Central Planning Rep, Mrs. Cecy Herrera, Southside N.A. President Pablo Lopez, Chihuahuita N.A.President Mannys Silva, Segundo Barrio FC. Simon Chandler, Pueblo Viejo N.A. Joe Torres, CCC for Census 2020 member, Debbie Torres, Gloria Tostado and Census Bureau Partnership Specialist, Paulina Lopez. EPNC is a believer that TOGETHER is the key word for prosperity. Thank you El Paso.👍👏💪

Nos vemos en el Parque Armijo a las 7!See you at 7 PM tonight at Armijo Park!
08/20/2020

Nos vemos en el Parque Armijo a las 7!

See you at 7 PM tonight at Armijo Park!

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/04/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

This morning, 2 additional COVID-19 deaths and 228 new cases are being reported bringing the cumulative totals to 15,142 cases and 278 deaths.

The patients include a male in his 60s and a male in his 70s. Both patients had underlying health conditions. For more information and other data visit EPstrong.org

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
08/04/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Today we remember and honor the victims of the August 3rd tragedy as our community continues to heal. On this day one year ago, 23 lives were lost but never forgotten.

Together we remember. Together we heal. We are #ElPasoStrong. #ATimeToRemember #LoveForElPaso

• Jorge Calvillo García
• Adolfo Cerros Hernández
• Guillermo García Sifuentes
• María Eugenia Legarreta Rothe
• Iván Filiberto Manzano
• Gloria Irma Márquez
• Elsa Liboria Mendoza Márquez
• Sara Esther Regalado Monreal
• Juan de Dios Velázquez Cháirez
• Alexander Gerhard Hoffman
• Andre Pablo Anchondo
• Jordan Anchondo
• Arturo Benavides
• Leonard Cipeda Campos
• María Flores
• Raúl Flores
• David Alvah Johnson
• Luis Alfonzo Juárez
• Maribel Hernández Loya
• Javier Rodríguez
• Margie Reckard
• Teresa Sánchez de Freitas
• Angelina Silva-Englisbee

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