El Paso County

El Paso County Welcome to the El Paso County Government page. This dynamic international community combines the advantages of a major metropolitan center with the ambiance and neighborly charm of a modern western town.

El Paso County was created from Bexar District in 1849, organized in 1850, and incorporated in 1871. Parts of El Paso County were taken to form Culberson County in 1911 and Hudspeth County in 1915. El Paso County is one of the 254 counties in the state of Texas. The county was named in the early days for being a well-known Pass ("Paso") through the Rocky Mountains.It is the most western county in Texas, and is about equidistant from Houston, Texas, Los Angeles, California and Denver, Colorado. Also, bordered on the east side by Hudspeth County, El Paso County is just to the North of the International Boundary between the United States of America and the Republic of Mexico, and touches Dona Ana County in New Mexico. The county is a strategic crossroads for continental north-south and east-west traffic and spans a geographic area of about 1,013 square miles.

Mission: To direct the varied operations of County government through visionary policies and accessible, responsive, and effective services to enrich the lives of El Paso County residents.

Operating as usual

UMC's Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations happening TODAY, Friday October 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Paso County C...
10/09/2020

UMC's Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations happening TODAY, Friday October 9, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum.
#elpaso #ElPasoStrong #FluShots

UMC extends its Drive-Thru Flu Vaccinations For TWO MORE DAYS!! (due to high demand)

Happening TODAY and TOMORROW (Thurs/Fri) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the El Paso County Coliseum, quick, safe flu shots -- in your car, in only minutes. It's fast and easy!

Covered by most insurance plans or pay only $10 for self-pay or uninsured. Stay safe, don't get the flu during a pandemic. Get your vaccination today or tomorrow at the El Paso County Coliseum!

KVIA ABC-7 KFOX-TV KTSM 9 News Univision Noticias NoticiasYa El Paso Telemundo 48 El Paso

El Paso County Parks & Recreation
10/09/2020

El Paso County Parks & Recreation

A friendly reminder that ALL County Parks remain CLOSED due to COVID-19 restrictions. No social gatherings are allowed.

Fishing, walking trails, single handball courts, and tennis courts remain open with CDC guidelines in place.

Please visit www.epcountyparks.com for COVID-19 park guidelines.

FREE COVID-19 testing available to El Paso County residents. #COVID19 #flattenthecurve #ElPaso #Texas #vinton #Horizon #...
10/07/2020

FREE COVID-19 testing available to El Paso County residents.
#COVID19 #flattenthecurve #ElPaso #Texas #vinton #Horizon #Socorro #Fabens #MontanaVista

El Paso County Parks & Recreation
10/06/2020

El Paso County Parks & Recreation

FISH DROP ALERT! We will be receiving a Catfish Drop this Thursday, Oct. 8th in the big lake. There will be NO FISHING THURSDAY until Friday, Oct. 9 at 6am.

El Paso County Economic Development
10/06/2020

El Paso County Economic Development

The County approved a new program in partnership with
Arrowhead Center: New Mexico State University
that will provide business coaching to startups in the agricultural industry. If you are looking to start a business in this sector make sure to apply by October 27, 2020. #ElPasoStrong arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/agsprint-elpaso

BizSprint El Paso is a 6-week business bootcamp forbusinesses affected by COVID-19.For more information, visit arrowhead...
10/06/2020

BizSprint El Paso is a 6-week business bootcamp for
businesses affected by COVID-19.
For more information, visit
arrowheadcenter.nmsu.edu/bizsprint-elpaso
Or contact Arrowhead Center at 575.646.2025 and [email protected]

#ElPaso #business #businessowner #Covid19

10/05/2020
El Paso Chamber

Tune in this morning at 11:00AM

Today at 11 AM MST, City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government, El Paso County, and The Borderplex Alliance will be hosting a hybrid news conference to make a substantial jobs announcement. Head to the City of El Paso's Facebook to watch live!

#elpasotx #jobopportunity

FREE COVID-19 TESTING available to El Paso County residents. #COVID19 #elpaso #Texas #Vinton #Horizon #Socorro #Fabens #...
10/02/2020

FREE COVID-19 TESTING available to El Paso County residents.
#COVID19 #elpaso #Texas #Vinton #Horizon #Socorro #Fabens #MontanaVista

FREE COVID-19 TESTING. #covid19 #ElPaso #Texas #Vinton #Fabens #MontanaVista #Socorro #Horizon
09/30/2020

FREE COVID-19 TESTING.
#covid19 #ElPaso #Texas #Vinton #Fabens #MontanaVista #Socorro #Horizon

El Paso County
09/28/2020

El Paso County

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government
09/28/2020

City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government

Updated 10/06/2020: Please note the change of locations.

This flu season, the Department of Public Health will be offering free flu vaccines to everyone older than 4 years of age.

Visit BePOWERflu.com to fill out and print the patient questionnaire which must be turned in when getting your flu shot. No appointments are needed.

El Paso County Planning & Development DepartmentSeeks Public’s Feedback in Transit ServicesEL PASO, Texas – The El Paso ...
09/24/2020
El Paso County Transit Plan – Community Feedback — Transit Mobility Program

El Paso County Planning & Development Department
Seeks Public’s Feedback in Transit Services

EL PASO, Texas – The El Paso County’s Transportation Division is seeking the public input once
again on their Transit services. The County is working hard to improve and expand its services
throughout the county and has developed guidelines and priorities for implementing bus
service, stops and shelters.
The proposed improvements come from information gathered by the public and
stakeholders over the past two years. These improvements are not final and the County is
again seeking the public’s input.
The public can access an interactive map to learn more about the proposed route
changes, stops and individual routes. They can also zoom into their area of interest, with
short explanations of how the bus service may operate.
The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments they may have at:
https://groups.tti.tamu.edu/transit-mobility/epc-transit-plan-feedback/
Information is also available in Spanish on the same website.
The official deadline to submit feedback is Wednesday, September 30, 2020.
#elpasocounty #ElPaso #Texas

El Paso County Transit Plan – Community Feedback También disponible en español. El Paso County has been working hard to improve and expand transit service throughout the county. Using input gathered from the public and stakeholders over the last two years, the County has developed guidelines and...

Just a reminder -- the deadline for Veteran of the Year nominations is fast approaching (September 26th).  The El Paso C...
09/23/2020

Just a reminder -- the deadline for Veteran of the Year nominations is fast approaching (September 26th). The El Paso County Veteran Assistance Office is still accepting applications, so if you know a deserving Veteran, please make sure to honor them with a nomination! For questions or application forms please contact El Paso County Veterans Assistance. #Repost #elpasocounty

09/14/2020
Ascarate Park

Ascarate Park

Who is ready for some Catfish? 🙋🙋‍♀️ Ascarate Lake will have a fish drop on Thursday, Sept. 17. As a friendly reminder there will be NO FISHING on Thursday. We'll see you all on Friday at 6am! #ecpountyparks #ascaratelake

FREE COVID-19 Testing continues throughout #ElPaso County. No appointment required. #COVID19 #ElPasoStrong #elpasocounty...
09/14/2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing continues throughout #ElPaso County. No appointment required.
#COVID19 #ElPasoStrong #elpasocounty #horizon #Clint #Vinton #Fabens #Socorro #MontanaVista #Texas

FREE COVID-19 Testing. No appointment required. #COVID19 #ElPasoStrong #elpasocounty #ElPaso #Texas
09/08/2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing. No appointment required.

#COVID19 #ElPasoStrong #elpasocounty #ElPaso #Texas

El Paso County seeks volunteers to serve on the ESD #1 Board  EL PASO, Texas – El Paso County is seeking qualified volun...
09/08/2020

El Paso County seeks volunteers to serve on the ESD #1 Board

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso County is seeking qualified volunteers to serve on the Emergency Service District #1 Board of Directors.
To apply visithttp://epcounty.com/boards/documents/EMERGENCY_SERVICE_DISTRICT_1_Board_Packet.pdf
For more information please call (915) 546-2215.

#Horizon #ElPaso #Texas

Let's Make El Paso Count... Fill out your Census TODAY!https://my2020census.gov/ #Census2020 #ElPasoStrong #ElPaso #Texa...
09/02/2020

Let's Make El Paso Count... Fill out your Census TODAY!
https://my2020census.gov/
#Census2020 #ElPasoStrong #ElPaso #Texas

El Paso County Animal Welfare Department to offer FREE spay/neuter, vaccination clinic on Wednesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY...
08/21/2020

El Paso County Animal Welfare Department to offer FREE spay/neuter, vaccination clinic on Wednesdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. For additional information please call (915) 538-2116.

The public is encouraged to participate in a virtual public open house as part of the El Paso County Parks and Recreatio...
08/19/2020

The public is encouraged to participate in a virtual public open house as part of the El Paso County Parks and Recreation Master Plan process.
The Master Plan will help identify community preferences for parks, recreational facilities, and recreation programming provided by El Paso County government and identify recommendations and priorities for the next five to 10 years.
Public open house materials will be accessible from August 24 to September 7 via a “virtual meeting room where visitors will be able to provide feedback.
ACCESS THE VIRTUAL MEETING ROOM BY VISTING: https://www.epcountyparks.com/master-plan-virtual-meeting-room

A series of live presentations will take place on the following dates to introduce the process and demonstrate the features of the virtual meeting room.
Aug. 24 at noon.
Aug. 25 at 6 p.m.
Aug. 31 at noon.
Sep. 1 at 6p.m.
ACCESS THE LIVE PRESENTATIONS AT: https://www.epcountyparks.com/master-plan-virtual-meeting-room

#elpaso #ElPasoCounty #Texas

The Science Behind Masks #ElPaso #UMCElPaso #ELPASOCOUNTY #staysafestayhome https://kvia.com/coronavirus/2020/07/16/the-...
08/19/2020
The science behind masks: UMC experiment shows face covering prevents droplet spread - KVIA

The Science Behind Masks
#ElPaso #UMCElPaso #ELPASOCOUNTY #staysafestayhome
https://kvia.com/coronavirus/2020/07/16/the-science-behind-masks-umc-experiment-shows-face-covering-prevents-droplet-spread/

EL PASO, Texas -- While the politics behind face coverings is divisive, most medical experts agree the science behind masks is clear. ABC-7 put masks to the test with an experiment in conjunction with University Medical Center of El Paso. "We're going to do the experiment without the mask to see wha...

08/13/2020
El Paso County Economic Development

Make your #EPstaycation your best vacation ever!

Make your #EPstaycation your best vacation ever! ☀️

Enjoy never-ending sunshine, clear blue skies, and iconic sunsets.

What do you have planned for an unforgettable #EPstaycation?

Comment below 👇

New round of FREE COVID-19 testing sites throughout El Paso County. Testing is available every day from 9 am to 4 pm. Ch...
08/13/2020

New round of FREE COVID-19 testing sites throughout El Paso County. Testing is available every day from 9 am to 4 pm. Check the list for locations.
#COVID19 #elpaso #texas #ElPasoStrong #Fabens #Socorro #Vinton #Clint #MontanaVista

FREE COVID-19 testing available every day from 9 am to 4 pm through Aug. 9. Check the list for locations. #COVID19 #elpa...
08/05/2020

FREE COVID-19 testing available every day from 9 am to 4 pm through Aug. 9. Check the list for locations.
#COVID19 #elpaso #texas #ElPasoStrong #Fabens #Socorro #Vinton #Clint #MontanaVista

FREE COVID19 TESTING No appointment needed. #Elpaso #Texas #COVID19 #ElPasoStrong
08/03/2020

FREE COVID19 TESTING
No appointment needed.
#Elpaso #Texas #COVID19 #ElPasoStrong

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego
08/03/2020

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego

Starting at 10:39am join El Paso in a moment of silence..

André Pablo Anchondo
Jordan Kae Anchondo
Arturo Benavides
Jorge Calvillo Garcia
Leonardo Campos Jr.
Maribel Hernandez-Loya
Adolfo Cerros Hernández
Sara Esther Regalado Monreal
Guillermo "Coach Memo" Garcia
Angelina Silva Englisbee
Maria Muñoz Flores
Raul Estrada Flores
Gerhard Alexander Hoffmann
David Alvah Johnson
Luis Alfonso Juarez
Maria Eugenia Legarreta Rothe
Ivan Manzano
Gloria Irma Marquez
Elsa L. Mendoza
Margie Reckard
Javier Amir Rodriguez
Teresa Trinidad Sanchez Guerra
Juan De Dios Velazquez


Lost but never forgotten. ❤️🙏🏻
#ElPasoStrong

Texas Flags to fly at half-staff to honor mass shooting victims EL PASO, Texas – Residents, businesses, municipalities a...
07/31/2020

Texas Flags to fly at half-staff to honor mass shooting victims

EL PASO, Texas – Residents, businesses, municipalities and all government entities in El Paso County are encouraged to fly their Texas flags at half-staff on Monday, August 3, 2020, as a sign of honor and respect for the victims of the August 3, 2019, mass shooting.
In a letter to County Judge Ricardo Samaniego, Texas Governor Greg Abbott authorized Texas flags across El Paso County to be lowered to half-staff on Monday in memory of those who lost their lives on August 3, 2019 at a Walmart store.
Monday marks the first anniversary of the attack where 23 people were killed and many others were injured.
Those who participate must fly their Texas flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday.
#ElPasoStrong #ElPaso #Texas #TexasFlag

The service is FREE and it's offered on first come first serve basis. No appointment is needed. #COVID19 #ElPaso  #Texas
07/31/2020

The service is FREE and it's offered on first come first serve basis. No appointment is needed.
#COVID19 #ElPaso #Texas

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego
07/22/2020

El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego

Amazon.com, El Paso Welcomes you! County of El Paso, City of El Paso, Texas - Municipal Government and The Borderplex Alliance are excited to have one of the world’s largest companies pick El Paso to create an Amazon Fulfillment Center bringing 750 jobs!

Despite the global economic downturn, we know that COVID-19 has had a major impact on our local economy, yet even so, we continue to hear from major fortune 100 and 500 companies, like Amazon, who are looking to create a home here in El Paso.

El Paso’s reputation for quality customer service and expert logistics have made us an obvious choice as a distribution hub. We are pleased and proud to work with the team at Amazon to further showcase our community’s commitment to quality logistics. Amazon, our community welcomes you with open arms we look forward to an amazing partnership!!

FREE COVID19 TESTING through July 13To register visit: texas.curativeinc.com#elpaso #Texas #COVID19 #ElPasoStrong
07/07/2020

FREE COVID19 TESTING through July 13
To register visit: texas.curativeinc.com
#elpaso #Texas #COVID19 #ElPasoStrong

El Paso County Parks & Recreation
06/30/2020

El Paso County Parks & Recreation

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, El Paso County Parks and Recreation will be closing Ascarate Park to patrons on Independence Day this Saturday, July 4th.
ONLY golfers with reserved tee times will be allowed entry.

The limited amenities, such as walking/biking trails, fishing, kayaking and handball will be available to the public once again on Sunday, July 5th beginning from 6am to 9pm.

Address

500 E San Antonio Ave, Rm 301
El Paso, TX
79901

General information

COUNTY-WIDE PRIORITIES �Public safety �Health and welfare �Community and individual development �Customer service �Justice �Transportation and infrastructure LONG TERM NON-FINANCIAL COUNTY-WIDE INITIATIVES �Maintain the necessary resources to address public safety within El Paso County. �Improve the quality of health care for the residents of El Paso County. �Improve quality of life activities for County residents. �Improve the way the County does business in the eyes of its constituents and its employees. �To ensure that County departments meet public needs effectively and efficiently. �To administer justice in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(915) 546-2000

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when El Paso County posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to El Paso County:

Videos

Nearby government services


Other Government Organizations in El Paso

Show All

Comments

Hi, Leading & asking in Jesus name binding all evil so that God KJV Holy Spirit Bible truth be told. In Matthew 22 Jesus refers to the book of Enoch thus validating it. Itself a full explanation of all things told to Enoch, now in Enoch 9 Enoch is shocked when in heaven he sees outside heaven underneath in 4 smooth hollow places the souls crying out to God to make suite for their injustice. Enoch identifies Able from Genesis 4:8 which establishes that their does exist in Hell Innocent blood! All ABORTION & MISSCARRIAGE is s satanic sacrifice unto the Jewish god who is satan since in TRUTH satan says ‘I want what was freely given me.’ As far as arguing for innocences Able IS INOCENNT, just like all the babies. Get saved Now! https://youtu.be/Sj3TvlcVUzo Abortion= demonic and satanic spirits come from hell bent on getting you to go the same. Now understand generational curses Exodus20:5 God visiting the iniquity of fathers upon children unto 3rd&4th generations them who hate JesusChrist. Fornication means no sexual loyalty Proverbs 6:26 For by means of a whoreish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread and the ADULTERESS WILL HUNT for the percious life. Thus sayeth the Lord your partner is cheating on you, if not who Lies Jesus in name forward life and death of babies.
Hello everyone!! 🤠🙋‍♀️ Did you know that we in Serbia (Europe) on the other side of the world have a theme park called El Paso City!? 😁🥰 Take a look at what it looks like and share it for people to see, I think it's very interesting.... cowboy city and indian village 🥰 Greetings from Serbia, from the other side of the world 🙋‍♀️🤠
EL PASO, Texas -- As space at El Paso hospitals gets tighter, ABC-7 has learned patients infected with coronavirus are being sent to two local nursing homes: Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation and St. Giles Nursing and Rehabilitation. Those facilities have set up special Covid units while at the same time, dealing with outbreaks of their own. Sending infected patients to nursing homes for recovery is a practice once used in New York, but was reversed after critics say it contributed to a higher death toll within those facilities. In an internal memo obtained by ABC-7, an administrator from St. Giles notified employees that the facility “will be accepting COVID patients from the hospital,” which an employee said went into effect on July 7. Del Sol Medical Center is one of the local hospitals relying on these so-called “covid units” at nursing homes. “We work with the health department, we have an infection preventionist, myself, I work with Dr. Ocaranza and his team at the health department specifically to ask them, is there an outbreak,” said Dr. Ogechika Alozie, the Chief Medical Officer at Las Palmas Del Sol hospital. “If a facility has an outbreak, probably not the facility that we want to send people. You wouldn’t want your loved one there, I wouldn’t want my loved one there until that facility has its outbreak under control.” In a statement provided to ABC-7 by a spokeswoman for the Hospitals of Providence, the network of campuses confirmed they also speak with the city before using any facility, adding, “Throughout each day, we coordinate our actions and plans with other hospital systems, the public health department and our elected leaders.” However, the county judge brought up concerns about transparency within the city’s reporting of coronavirus cases. But Del Sol’s Dr. Alozie says they have to trust the data provided by the Department of Public Health. “I make an assumption that our partners at the health department are transparent with us the same way we’ve been transparent with them,” he said. ABC-7 obtained the information those facilities submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). As of July 12, it shows 25 cases and 17 deaths at Mountain View, and 70 cases and 12 deaths at St. Giles. But a St. Giles employee who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation tells ABC-7 as of last week, there have been at least 16 deaths there. A public relations firm hired to represent Creative Solutions in Healthcare would not provide ABC-7 with current numbers on those outbreaks, citing the federal privacy law HIPAA. ABC-7 asked Dr. Hector Ocaranza, the city and county health authority, if the number of deaths or cases is being communicated to the hospitals. “It’s up to that nursing home to communicate that kind of information,” Ocaranza said in an online video interview for this story. When ABC-7 asked if families were being notified of these outbreaks before their loved one is transferred to a facility like Mountain View or St. Giles, Dr. Ocaranza said that communication is up to hospital employees. “They have their case managers, social workers that are in communication with family members when a transfer is going to be done,” he said. “They always keep that communication so family members know what’s the plan for that particular patient.” Dr. Ocaranza said the Department of Public Health has always been concerned with at-risk groups, like those living in nursing homes, but didn’t comment on the concern directly related to the use of “Covid units.” “That is why we deplore our education taskforce to those places, that’s why we started planning ahead of time because we need to be preventive and we need to be proactive,” he added. Both facilities, Mountain View and St. Giles, as well as three others in the El Paso area, are owned by Creative Solutions in Healthcare. The Fort Worth-based company confirmed the policy outlined in the internal memo and provided ABC-7 with the following statement: “Of the Creative Solutions in Healthcare facilities in El Paso, Mountain View Health and Rehabilitation Center and St. Giles Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are designated as cohort facilities that serve the area by accepting and treating COVID-19 positive patients. As such, these facilities are the only options in the El Paso area for referring hospitals or any facility with a COVID-positive patient requiring a skilled-nursing level of care. As previously stated, due to privacy laws and our responsibility to meet the expectations of those we serve, we must defer to local, state and federal authorities for the distribution of specific information regarding the numbers of COVID-19 cases at these facilities. "While the majority of our COVID-19 positive patients recover and are released from our care, due to the current community surge in COVID-19 cases, we continue to receive referrals from other nursing facilities and hospitals across El Paso County. All patients admitted to either Mountain View or St. Giles and their families receive full disclosure of the facilities' cohort status and its protocols for managing infection control. Please see the attached document for an overview of these protocols. "We are grateful for the trust of our patients and their families and as always, it is their health and well being that is our utmost priority. We are also deeply grateful for the ongoing commitment of our dedicated staff which continues to serve the needs of our community around the clock while balancing the ever present needs of their own in these challenging and unprecedented times.”
Corona Virus Cure? https://youtu.be/Rzu1AJRZJEI 🤓 ..."the brand name is called Diamox but the generic or the regular name is acetazolamide AC ET AZ Ola am i de acetazolamide and there it was it treats fluid buildup in the body's organs and secretes it and I was shocked because it really targets the areas where there's common fluid buildup... so I kept doing more research on Diamox and I found out that Diamox is in a class called a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and basically what that does is it's improving the oxygenation and the pulmonary gas exchange in your lungs that is why the intubation and the ventilators aren't working is because it's trying to force the air through it doesn't need to be forced through because they're breathing and there walking on their own so if this isn't getting the air through what's the ventilator gonna do it's the ventilators are making it worse... it was published in cure USA here's the title just so you know I am NOT crazy acetazolamide two other medications there it is a countermeasure in the treatment to coronavirus..."
Hello El Paso County! Will you please consider supporting High Desert Native Plants, the business I work for, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We're a small (team of 6) ecological restoration company, serving El Paso since 2007. Contracts have dried up as a result of the "stay home, work safe" orders, and work is harder and harder to come by. Any amount raised will help us weather this sudden loss of business & will be matched by GoFundME. Please share this post! We really appreciate the help! #smallbusinessrelief
Horrible El Paso County cannot adopt the same rules the city does in regards to selling pets. These idiots are selling dogs off Joe Battle and Pellicano next to the Speedway gas station. No care where they go, just a quick dollar, while our representatives do nothing to align with the city who passed a law against this years ago. Shame on you.
Good morning, I want to report that there is heaving flooding at the corner of Lambda and Sagittarius. There is lots of traffic every morning here near the school. And the way some divers drive someone is going to get hurt. I am trying to add a video to show this problem.
County Raises Outrageous With all the attention on the city taxes, one item has stayed under the radar: namely, the proposed salaries of the El Paso County officials, starting with the new fiscal year on Oct. 1. A public notice was published in the El Paso Times early last week, but it was buried within the paper; it should have been front-page news. The new salaries show an increase of more than 20% to 25%, except for the sheriff and county attorney, which is just outrageous. If any raises are justified, keep them in single-digit percentage like other county employees probably receive. The El Paso County Judge and Commissioners are proposing to increase their pay by 25% and 23% respectfully or $26, 401.45 for County Judge and $21, 153.83 for County Commissioners for the Fiscal year beginning October 1, 2019, as shown in the attached picture. Please note that two-elected officials are below 7% and the rest of the elected officials are above 21%. How could this be? What is the rationale for these increases? How did they come up with increases? And I’ll bet the county employees got maybe a 2% pay increase. How could they justify the increases for the elected officials? And what is so sad is that under the Texas State Constitution and state laws, only the Commissioners Courts in each of the 254 Texas counties make the final decision on salaries. The state Constitution, nor state laws, provide for a public vote on those measures. I strongly believe that when elected officials are paid from public funds, the public should have a say. Let me remind you the El Paso County Judge and County Commissioners voted in the 2017 fiscal budget year, to give themselves the most lavish pay increase in the history of the El Paso County at the expense of the citizens of El Paso in the amount of $26,569 yearly pay raise, while the County Judge will earn an additional $14,422 annually. As a result of their vote, the County Judge’s salary increased from $87,577 to $102,000 or 16.48%, and County Commissioners' salaries increased from $62,680 to $89,250 or 42.4%. OK, let us do the math. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 - El Paso County Judge pay increases pay were $14,423.00; $3,080, and $26,401.45 respectfully. If the proposed increase is voted on, the pay increase will be $43,904.45 or 50% in three years. In 2017, 2018, and 2019 - El Paso County Commissioners’ pay increases were $26,570.00; $4,480.00, and $21,153.83 respectfully. If the proposed increase is voted on, the pay increase will be $52,221.83 or 83% in three years. With all the different tax increases coming to the residents of El Paso, we, the fixed income citizens, won’t have any raises, but another year of diminished income. Citizens of El Paso are overtaxed and the majority of the working class underpaid. When will the voters in El Paso County finally say enough is enough? Change begins with the voter. Therefore the proposed pay increases for the El Paso County Judge and Commissioners are a signal to the voters that their best interest is not on their minds. I hope the El Paso County Judge and Commissioner re-think their decision.