Commissioner David Stout

Commissioner David Stout Welcome to the official page of El Paso County Commissioner David Stout. David sought the seat of County Commissioner because he believes in the importance of being involved in his community, working for progress, and bringing about change that will enhance our quality of life.

The idea of public service and giving back to the community was instilled in him from a very young age. Throughout his formative years, David’s parents made sure their family was always involved in volunteer programs such as "Meals on Wheels" and "Adopt a Highway." It was the volunteer program, "Amigos de las Americas," which took him to Michoacán, Mexico.

The County of El Paso is inviting property owners within the proposed boundaries of the National Historic District to jo...
02/25/2021

The County of El Paso is inviting property owners within the proposed boundaries of the National Historic District to join a virtual town hall on Saturday, February 27th, at 10:00am. Please feel free to contact our office at 915-546-2111 if you have any questions or concerns. See you Saturday!

Those age 75 and over can register online w University Medical Center of El Paso at UMCelpaso.org or by calling 915-200-...
02/25/2021
UMC to open vaccine registration for 'super seniors' once again Thursday at 9 a.m. - KVIA

Those age 75 and over can register online w University Medical Center of El Paso at UMCelpaso.org or by calling 915-200-2700. Both the telephone number and website will close after available appointments are taken on Thursday.

https://kvia.com/top-stories/2021/02/25/umc-to-open-vaccine-registration-for-super-seniors-once-again-thursday-at-9-a-m/

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- University Medical Center of El Paso will be holding a special appointment registration Thursday at 9 a.m. for "super seniors" - those 75 years of age and older. At that time, "super seniors" can register online at UMCelpaso.org or by calling 915-200-2700. Both the telepho.....

Short-Term Volunteering (Updated 2/21/21)
02/24/2021
Short-Term Volunteering (Updated 2/21/21)

Short-Term Volunteering (Updated 2/21/21)

Annunciation House is now accepting a limited number of short-term volunteers to assist with providing hospitality to refugees enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols. MPP participants are now…

I'm proud to serve on the Project BRAVO board. The organization's mission is powerful & does so much good for those who ...
02/23/2021

I'm proud to serve on the Project BRAVO board. The organization's mission is powerful & does so much good for those who are in need in our community - esp. during the pandemic. Please help spread the word about this opportunity, or perhaps take this opportunity to serve yourself!

Project BRAVO will be electing three Low Income Representatives in 2021 and is seeking candidates. You do not have to be low-income to serve, but you must be willing to represent the interests of the low-income people living in your area. As part of our safety measures, elections will be held on April 12th through mail-in ballots, and monitored ballot boxes will be available at our Project BRAVO centers. The individual who is elected to the position will begin their term in April of 2021.

02/23/2021

02.22.21 Commissioners Court Update

Buenos dias, folks. Happy Monday. Commissioners Court will begin at 9:30 and here are some items we'll be covering: As a...
02/22/2021
County of El Paso, Texas Commissioners Court Public Meetings - YouTube

Buenos dias, folks. Happy Monday. Commissioners Court will begin at 9:30 and here are some items we'll be covering:

As always we have our COVID-19 update and action item, we will be hearing about how much CARES funding remains and the County Judge and I have sponsored a resolution calling upon the federal government to help ensure there are policies and resources in place for the ethical and human treatment of migrant refugees. Beyond that we have regular business regarding public works and grant applications.

Tune in via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2RxYOS6Y6VkDlp5eM0OLA

Here is the link to the full agenda: https://elpaso.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=1054&MinutesMeetingID=566&doctype=Agenda

This channel is used to broadcast and archive the public meetings held by the El Paso County Commissioners Court in El Paso, Texas. Meetings are held on the...

02/21/2021
Natassia Paloma

This is exciting! Proud to say my office led the way in creating this partnership and helping to fund the project with Hotel Occupancy Tax dollars. I've always said we need to do more to show off our beautiful, historical treasures, and this is a great way to do so! Looking forward to seeing the segments! #historicpreservation #historictreasures #borderlandtreasures #heritagetourism

I am so excited to launch my new segment, "Borderland Treasures: Exploring El Paso's Architecture" in partnership with El Paso County and Preservation Texas. Watch my first episode Thursday on KTSM 9 News:

Get ready to make your voice heard folks! This project is going to impact our WHOLE community, so please be sure to let ...
02/19/2021

Get ready to make your voice heard folks! This project is going to impact our WHOLE community, so please be sure to let TxDOT know what you think.

The Virtual Public Meeting (VPM) will be available online beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 at 5 p.m. (MST). To access the VPM, the public should visit: www.reimaginei10.com/downtown10 and/or www.txdot.gov (keyword: “Downtown 10”) at the time and date indicated. The meeting will consist of a virtual room and will include both audio and visual components. It will remain available for viewing, at the web address indicated above, until Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (MST).

TAKE NOTE!
The second virtual public meeting (VPM) for Downtown 10 is scheduled, make sure to provide your feedback! The project covers 5.7 miles (approx.) on I-10 from Executive to Copia Street.
Details online:
https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/el-paso/23-2021.html

Can't end the week without wishing a very happy birthday to El Paso Children's Hospital! Thank you for all you do to mak...
02/19/2021

Can't end the week without wishing a very happy birthday to El Paso Children's Hospital! Thank you for all you do to make healthcare accessible to our children. We are so excited to celebrate your 10th and many, many more into the future!

Handing out some fun treats from the crafting kindness club. Thank you for helping to create these amazing thoughtful gifts to celebrate our healthcare heroes on this snowy 9th birthday.

#Thisisourhospital
#celebrating9years

I appreciate the support from El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and my fellow Commissioners for this initiative. Ma...
02/19/2021
El Paso County looks at creating redistricting commission

I appreciate the support from El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego and my fellow Commissioners for this initiative. Many states and communities across the country leave politics out of redistricting by creating nonpartisan, unbiased commissions that use Fair Maps principles to draw electoral maps.

Those include geographically contiguous and identifiable boundaries and keeping communities of interest together.

As the saying goes, voters should choose their representatives, not the other way around. A redistricting commission would help deliver fair maps based on objective criteria and, to the extent allowed by law, take County elected officials out of the process.

In Texas, counties cannot delegate final map approval, so our commission would submit the final maps it develops to Commissioners Court for a final vote.

With strict eligibility criteria and strong guidelines, I’m confident this commission would deliver the public Fair Maps recommendations for El Paso County, and I look forward to Commissioners Court final approval of this policy.

If you would like to learn more about Fair Maps, check out Fair Maps Texas Announcements or League of Women Voters of El Paso

https://kfoxtv.com/amp/news/local/el-paso-county-looks-at-creating-redistricting-commission?

El Paso County lawmakers are starting to take on the complicated process of redistricting since the 2020 Census is complete. In Texas, cities can delegate their redistricting responsibilities but counties cannot. In an effort to keep the process as non-partisan as possible, county leaders are lookin...

Good morning folks, we are live with Commissioners Court now! My staff and I will be presenting a redistricting policy w...
02/18/2021
County of El Paso, Texas Commissioners Court Public Meetings - YouTube

Good morning folks, we are live with Commissioners Court now! My staff and I will be presenting a redistricting policy we have been working on for some time this morning for the court to hear and discuss. We also have an update on CARES funding and what funding remains along with a presentation regarding the Alliance for Regional Military Support. Tune in now!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-2RxYOS6Y6VkDlp5eM0OLA

https://elpaso.novusagenda.com/AgendaPublic/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=1100&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

This channel is used to broadcast and archive the public meetings held by the El Paso County Commissioners Court in El Paso, Texas. Meetings are held on the...

Look what could happen in El Paso if we had the visionary leadership to push I-10 out of our core and send nasty truck t...
02/17/2021
Walking through Time with Google Street View: Rochester's Inner Loop

Look what could happen in El Paso if we had the visionary leadership to push I-10 out of our core and send nasty truck traffic around the city. Imagine parks and living spaces that re-connect our neighborhoods while bringing safety, walkability and less contamination. We could do this, we just need the will and the strength to stand up for our community. I'm there, join me?

https://www.strongtowns.org/journal/2021/2/16/walking-through-time-with-google-street-view-rochesters-inner-loop

Google Street View has now been around long enough to let us see how our cities have changed over ten-plus years. Often those changes have been for the worse…but sometimes they’re for the better.

It's hard to understand why, after nearly four years of trying to work with the City to remove this ordinance, we are st...
02/17/2021
El Paso City Council throws out action on law for historic properties dealing blow to county hopes

It's hard to understand why, after nearly four years of trying to work with the City to remove this ordinance, we are still seeing these delays.

Today's discussion at City Council should have focused on the fact that the existence of this ordinance is the ONLY the reason why any property owner downtown might have to deal with regulations related to historic designations, and therefore it should be removed. It also should have centered around the issue that there are people who have been using the existence of the ordinance to sow confusion and mislead many property owners to believe that if their property is within that federal district, they would automatically be subjected to additional regulation. We, as elected City and County leaders should call out such misinformation, not condone it, and much less participate in its propagation.

However, unfortunately the conversation was hijacked by certain council members who, instead, decided to question the County's motives for creating the federally recognized district, implying we were trying to do so for political reasons and trying to make us look bad. The conversation and line of questioning was mired with red herrings and murky misinformation and only seemed aimed at trying to confuse the issue even further. The County, including myself, tried to clarify and dispel some of that misinformation, but we were not allowed to fully respond, even to answer a number of questions that were posed. So, I decided to try and set the record straight here. These are the facts:

1. My office started working on this project in late 2015 and the Commissioners Court approved moving forward with it in early 2016, a considerable amount of time before the City announced its plans to build the arena in Duranguito. The proposal to create this district had nothing to do with the politics of the placement of the arena in Duranguito and everything to do with exalting our rich architectural history and cultural assets, putting El Paso on the map for heritage tourism and providing further incentives for historic preservation and downtown revitalization while bringing in millions of job creating dollars to our community.

2. The County first became aware of this ordinance in 2017 when we finished our architectural historical survey. We understood it was not actionable and had never been enforced, and therefore requested that the City remove it to make sure there would be no confusion for property owners regarding regulation with creation of the federal district. We were told by the City they would do so. It has been four years, and as we feared, much confusion has been sown as a result of the City's inaction.

3. Contrary to the untrue and misleading comments made during tonight's Council meeting, the first time the County was ever asked by the City to have the arena footprint removed from the proposed downtown district was in August/September of 2020, at the end of our process, and after the objection timeline had expired. They expect us to heed their request, which was not made in a timely fashion, and would most likely tank our opportunity to see this historic designation project to fruition, when they have taken four years and counting to do the only thing we have asked of the City in years. And, their lack of action threatens to, again, tank our project, thus having caused us to waste years of work and hundreds of thousands of dollars. We've constantly been a very strong partner to the City, especially with economic development projects. They have come to us numerous times over the years requesting our assistance, including hundreds of thousands of dollars, and we've never told them no. We have one request, which costs them zilch, and we can't get their cooperation. One councilmember went so far as to, in my opinion, take a cheap shot and throw out a red herring in stating that this was the first time she had ever been approached by the County regarding this issue other than through a letter. I don't think anyone at the County was told there was an expectation that we had to do any further outreach to her office directly, as our County staff has been in constant contact with City staff regarding this issue during her entire tenure on Council. I am positive they have apprised the whole Council on this issue every step of the way. If not, that's a conversation she needs to have with them.
Also, if we want to go by her logic, then should we have expected that over the years, before we approved different collaborations with the City, we each had to hear from her directly? Eventhough that kind of work is typically done at a staff level? Or how about when the City decided to oppose including Duranguito in the proposed downtown historic district? By her logic we should have expected to hear about that from her directly, not through staff communication, right? That's not what happened, and it is unfair for her to have that expectation unless it is made clear that is what she wants ahead of time.

4. It was stated that HACEP requested that the Blue Flame Building be excluded from the proposed district. That never happened, and, though that building is not in the proposed district, and as was incorrectly alluded to by a member of Council, there is no donut hole created by its absence, such as there would be if the arena footprint were to be excluded. We have been advised by our expert consultants as well as the THC that non-contiguous/non-congruent boundaries could put our application at risk of not being accepted. We must do everything we can to have the strongest application possible. The City shouldn't advocate for denying private property owners the opportunity to tap into the millions of dollars that would be made available to them to help revitalize downtown through historic tax credits, nor should it deny our downtown this great opportunity to attract more tourism, just because some of the buildings in the arena footprint are owned by the City and ineligible for those tax credits. The discussion on this subject was another complete red herring.

5. The City's attorney, in repeated instances, made it clear that the City cannot enforce this ordinance on a property in a federal district unless it is also found to be within a local historical overlay. The majority of our proposed downtown district does not have a local overlay. This means that anyone telling people whose property is not within both a local and federal historic district that they are subject to this ordinance, is misinforming those property owners. This also means that any person whose property is already within a locally designated historic district is already subject to the City's regulations as they pertain to this ordinance. The creation of a federal historic district would not change that, and would certainly not bring any additional regulation upon these property owners, because it is a purely honorific designation.

In conclusion, what I feel happened tonight was the majority of the Council sent a strong message to the County that they are not willing to collaborate with us on one of the most important and widely impactful economic development and downtown revitalization projects ever proposed in this community. They are well aware of the time constraints we have to work with in order to create this historic district downtown, however they chose to further delay action. This is a very disappointing and frustrating outcome, but rest assured, we'll continue to do all we can to push this project past the goal line.

https://www.ktsm.com/local/el-paso-city-council-throws-out-action-on-law-for-historic-properties-dealing-blow-to-county-hopes/

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – The City Council began today’s discussion on whether to change an ordinance regulating properties with historical significance by going back-and-forth with close…

02/16/2021
El Paso County

Another access point for folks on the west side!

NORTHWEST TAX OFFICE
Opening Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

El Paso, Texas – The El Paso County Tax Assessor-Collector Ruben P. Gonzalez is happy to announce the reopening of the Northwest Tax Office located at 435 E. Vinton Rd., Suite B, Vinton, Texas 79821.

HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY - FRIDAY
Morning hours 9:00 am 12:00 pm
Closed for lunch 12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Afternoon hours 1:00 pm 4:30 pm

OUR OFFICES WILL OPERATE WITH RESTRICTIVE GUIDELINES AS FOLLOWS:
1. Our offices will be limited to a 50% occupancy. No more than TWO persons may enter per title transfer, for assisting a customer for handicap placards, or to assist an elderly person. This limit includes children accompanying an adult; additional children will not be allowed to enter the building. This limit will be strictly enforced.
2. Must maintain social distancing requirements of at least six feet from other people.
3. Requirement of a face covering over nose and mouth will be enforced.
4. Temperature checks and health screenings will be conducted prior to entering the building.
5. Use of hand sanitizer will be required upon entering and exiting the building.

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El Paso, TX
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Commissioner- this is a special day!
You are a DISGRACE. HOW DARE YOU ATTACK OUR LEOS. You like your BFF Montes were kissing El Paso LEO's backsides a year ago now you like ALL LIBER SOCIO-MARXISTS like the hypocrites Dee Margo and Samaniego, call to defund law enforcement. I am a retired ICE Officer. I walked that Blue Line. I am the son if an honorable and brave 33yr police veteran as well. You want to defund police, DO NOT call 911 when you or you families need help you hypocrite. ALL LIVES MATTER. INCLUDING BLUE LIVES. Here is an idea genius, you do NOT want law enforcement interacting with you? DO NOT COMMIT CRIMES. THAT SIMPLE. I can't wait until you and all liberals are removed from office and WE THE PEOPLE retake our city and our REPUBLIC!
Thin Blue Line
You are doing a great job! You and your community have been through much in the past seven months and are an inspiration to to me.
Feliz Cumpleanos!!! You are doing a great job. KUDOS.
El Paso County Commissioner David Stout on why he does not want President Trump to visit his grieving community. https://www.facebook.com/1580126322091980/posts/2044244515680156?s=100029311385175&sfns=mo
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Hello Mr. Stout! You know I always have something to say....and I know ive mentioned improved signage at Ascarate. I now have an example of EXACTLY what you all could use. I havent made it out to a meeting....but am planning to next month. Hopefully I will make it out and you can meet the guy whos always complaining about Ascarate! lol Only changes is change out the Smallmouth, to a Largemouth bass in the photo...but thats an easy fix. One on each dock...and maybe another one or two around other strategically placed areas for max exposure/eyes on it!
Happy, happy Mother's Day!
Would you all ever consider stocking fathead minnows? They would be a great forage species for Largemouth Bass and catfish as well. Seems like a simple project that is not too expensive either. Just need some wood pallets placed on a shallow flat in the pond....and a stocking of the minnows and that will yield great food to support the ecosystem. https://www.facebook.com/txprolake/photos/a.615045335221502.1073741828.158104460915594/1659409510785074/?type=3&theater
Commissioner David Stout kick off for re-election.