EP District 1

EP District 1 Thank you for affording me the privilege to serve as your public servant on the City of El Paso Council. I am honored to represent District 1.

Like many El Pasoans, my family’s journey here began far away in a foreign land. My father, Leonardo, immigrated to the United States from Argentina in the 1970s to study medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he went on to become a successful spinal and neurosurgeon. My mother, Sylvia, the daughter of a Czechoslovakian holocaust survivor and a Roman Catholic S

Like many El Pasoans, my family’s journey here began far away in a foreign land. My father, Leonardo, immigrated to the United States from Argentina in the 1970s to study medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where he went on to become a successful spinal and neurosurgeon. My mother, Sylvia, the daughter of a Czechoslovakian holocaust survivor and a Roman Catholic S

Operating as usual

Had a great meeting today with Victor Vasquez, a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Greater El Paso Ass...
11/11/2021

Had a great meeting today with Victor Vasquez, a member of the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Greater El Paso Association of Realtors. He presented me with a copy of "On Common Ground" the magazine from the National Association of Realtors focusing on our cities and Smart Growth. Thank you Victor!

#iamelpaso #epdistrict1 #epcity #gepar #smartgrowth

An Important Step Forward to Normalcy - https://mailchi.mp/e7ec1255ab3f/na-4967478
11/05/2021
An Important Step Forward to Normalcy

An Important Step Forward to Normalcy - https://mailchi.mp/e7ec1255ab3f/na-4967478

Greetings District 1,  I am glad to announce that starting next week, on November 8, 2021, nonessential travelers will be able to visit our city once again by crossing one of our three ports of entry from Mexico. During these months of the pandemic the number of positive cases increased in our comm...

These are the portraits taken at the Madeline Park for Halloween by Rep. Svarzbein. We hope you've enjoyed halloween fes...
11/05/2021

These are the portraits taken at the Madeline Park for Halloween by Rep. Svarzbein. We hope you've enjoyed halloween festivities as well as our pictures!
If you would like to be added to our weekly newsletter please send us an e-mail to [email protected]

The City of El Paso is prepared for the Texas-Mexico border to reopen, Monday, November 8, 2021, for non-essential trave...
11/04/2021

The City of El Paso is prepared for the Texas-Mexico border to reopen, Monday, November 8, 2021, for non-essential travelers for the first time since March 2020.

The Texas-Mexico border was closed for 20 months to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now with the abundance of the COVID-19 vaccine and a reduction of positive cases, the White House moved away from the country-by-country restrictions.

Individuals crossing the border must adhere to the following requirements when crossing the border into the US at all ports of entry:
-- present proof of COVID-19 vaccination as outlined on the CDC website; and,
-- verbally attest to their non-essential travel and COVID-19 vaccination status.

The CDC has determined that for purposes of travel to the United States, vaccines accepted will include current FDA approved or authorized vaccines and World Health Organization (WHO) emergency use listed vaccines. To date, there are currently seven vaccines that meet the CDC’s requirements, including:
-- Pfizer-BioNTech
-- Moderna
-- Johnson and Johnson
-- Oxford–AstraZeneca
-- Sinopharm BIBP
-- Sinovac
-- Covishield

Individuals under 18 years of age and those engaged in essential travel will not be required to be vaccinated at this time; however, beginning in January 2022, all travelers—whether for essential or non-essential reasons—must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

“In anticipation of the reopening of the border we have consistently been in communication with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to be fully prepared for the increase in crossings. We are also in close coordination with our Police Department to ensure that we have enhanced traffic control plans to better manage congestion near the ports of entry,” said David Coronado, Managing Director of International Bridges and Economic Development. “We strive to keep our community safe and will ensure to have extra CBP officers so that the agency can have additional lanes open during peak and help stabilize wait times as we enter into this new phased reopening.”

For more COVID-19 information to include testing, vaccination, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org.

The City of El Paso is prepared for the Texas-Mexico border to reopen, Monday, November 8, 2021, for non-essential travelers for the first time since March 2020.

The Texas-Mexico border was closed for 20 months to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now with the abundance of the COVID-19 vaccine and a reduction of positive cases, the White House moved away from the country-by-country restrictions.

Individuals crossing the border must adhere to the following requirements when crossing the border into the US at all ports of entry:
-- present proof of COVID-19 vaccination as outlined on the CDC website; and,
-- verbally attest to their non-essential travel and COVID-19 vaccination status.

The CDC has determined that for purposes of travel to the United States, vaccines accepted will include current FDA approved or authorized vaccines and World Health Organization (WHO) emergency use listed vaccines. To date, there are currently seven vaccines that meet the CDC’s requirements, including:
-- Pfizer-BioNTech
-- Moderna
-- Johnson and Johnson
-- Oxford–AstraZeneca
-- Sinopharm BIBP
-- Sinovac
-- Covishield

Individuals under 18 years of age and those engaged in essential travel will not be required to be vaccinated at this time; however, beginning in January 2022, all travelers—whether for essential or non-essential reasons—must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

“In anticipation of the reopening of the border we have consistently been in communication with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to be fully prepared for the increase in crossings. We are also in close coordination with our Police Department to ensure that we have enhanced traffic control plans to better manage congestion near the ports of entry,” said David Coronado, Managing Director of International Bridges and Economic Development. “We strive to keep our community safe and will ensure to have extra CBP officers so that the agency can have additional lanes open during peak and help stabilize wait times as we enter into this new phased reopening.”

For more COVID-19 information to include testing, vaccination, data and prevention, visit EPStrong.org.

Great turnout, it was a honor to take photos 📸 of those who participated at the Halloween 🎃 parade at Madeline Park yest...
11/01/2021

Great turnout, it was a honor to take photos 📸 of those who participated at the Halloween 🎃 parade at Madeline Park yesterday. Making the portraits has become a tradition at District 1. Special thank you to Kern Place Association for organizing another successful Halloween parade!
Portraits coming soon…. #epdistrict1 #iamelpaso #EPCity

Join us at Madeline Park Gazebo, Rep. Svarzbein will take your photo 📸 Kern Place Association #epdistrict1 #epcity #iame...
10/31/2021

Join us at Madeline Park Gazebo, Rep. Svarzbein will take your photo 📸 Kern Place Association #epdistrict1 #epcity #iamelpaso

Join us at Madeline Park Gazebo, Rep. Svarzbein will take your photo 📸 Kern Place Association #epdistrict1 #epcity #iamelpaso

Celebrating the addition of a new public space. City of El Paso and Coronado Hills Association worked together to meet t...
10/30/2021

Celebrating the addition of a new public space. City of El Paso and Coronado Hills Association worked together to meet the needs of our community by making Thunderbird Playground Project possible #epdistrict1 #iamelpaso #EPCity

Thank you CEO John Balliew for providing our constituents with the latest updates of El Paso Water during our special co...
10/29/2021

Thank you CEO John Balliew for providing our constituents with the latest updates of El Paso Water during our special community meeting #epcity #iamelpaso #epdistrict1

City of El Paso administers Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine, make an appointment...
10/27/2021

City of El Paso administers Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine, make an appointment if eligible #iam_elpaso #epdistrict1 #EPCity

City of El Paso administers Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster vaccine, make an appointment if eligible #iam_elpaso #epdistrict1 #EPCity

10/27/2021

Dress up for Halloween 🎃 and let a professional photographer take your photo 📸 Rep. Svarzbein
#iam_elpaso #epdistrict1 #epcity

Skip downtown traffic and parking and ride the streetcar for free to the Dia de Los Mu***os events downtown!  FREE PARKI...
10/22/2021

Skip downtown traffic and parking and ride the streetcar for free to the Dia de Los Mu***os events downtown!

FREE PARKING at Glory Road parking garage!

Skip downtown traffic and parking and ride the streetcar for free to the Dia de Los Mu***os events downtown!

FREE PARKING at Glory Road parking garage!

Proud to celebrate and remember an outstanding man such as Enrique Moreno, it is an honor to commemorate his dedication ...
10/22/2021

Proud to celebrate and remember an outstanding man such as Enrique Moreno, it is an honor to commemorate his dedication to our community by presenting a proclamation on behalf of the City of El Paso #iamelpaso #EPCity #epdistrict1

Fire station 22 celebrates the addition of a new ambulance during a Wetdown Ceremony, it was purchased thanks to CARES A...
10/22/2021

Fire station 22 celebrates the addition of a new ambulance during a Wetdown Ceremony, it was purchased thanks to CARES Act Funds

Ride the El Paso Streetcar free, this Saturday, October 23 on your way to the Dia De Los Mu***os festival and enjoy a me...
10/20/2021

Ride the El Paso Streetcar free, this Saturday, October 23 on your way to the Dia De Los Mu***os festival and enjoy a meet and greet with La Calaca Maldonado from 4 PM to 5PM.

The public is invited to ride the Streetcar downtown to enjoy the festivities. Streetcar service will be offered from noon to 11 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Glory Road Transfer Center from noon to 7 p.m. Streetcar service will be suspended from 4 to 5 p.m. to accommodate the parade.

La Calaca Maldonado will be at the Convention Center Stop (Santa Fe and Henry Trost) and board and ride around the streetcar from 5 PM - 6:30 PM.

See you there! #DiaDeLosMu***os #Streetcar #IAmElPaso
Masks are required on the streetcar per Federal Transit Administration policy.

Ride the El Paso Streetcar free, this Saturday, October 23 on your way to the Dia De Los Mu***os festival and enjoy a meet and greet with La Calaca Maldonado from 4 PM to 5PM.

The public is invited to ride the Streetcar downtown to enjoy the festivities. Streetcar service will be offered from noon to 11 p.m. Free parking will be available at the Glory Road Transfer Center from noon to 7 p.m. Streetcar service will be suspended from 4 to 5 p.m. to accommodate the parade.

La Calaca Maldonado will be at the Convention Center Stop (Santa Fe and Henry Trost) and board and ride around the streetcar from 5 PM - 6:30 PM.

See you there! #DiaDeLosMu***os #Streetcar #IAmElPaso
Masks are required on the streetcar per Federal Transit Administration policy.

Join Representative Peter Svarzbein and  the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department for a virtual community meeting tomo...
10/20/2021

Join Representative Peter Svarzbein and the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department for a virtual community meeting tomorrow Thursday at 6 PM.
Register for the meeting below
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81942668631...
Meeting ID: 819 4266 8631
Passcode: 442473

Join Representative Peter Svarzbein and the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department for a virtual community meeting tomorrow Thursday at 6 PM.
Register for the meeting below
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81942668631...
Meeting ID: 819 4266 8631
Passcode: 442473

Celebrating Grand Re-Opening Eastside Senior Center!!#epcity#epdistrict#IamElPaso
10/19/2021

Celebrating Grand Re-Opening Eastside Senior Center!!

#epcity
#epdistrict
#IamElPaso

Protecting El Paso's Future - https://mailchi.mp/0c7b029d1db7/na-4956230
10/15/2021
Protecting El Paso's Future

Protecting El Paso's Future - https://mailchi.mp/0c7b029d1db7/na-4956230

          This week at our City Council meeting we let our community's voice be heard on very important issues relating to how we are represented at the federal level.  As many of you are aware, current proposed maps for congressional District 16, which has always resided within El Paso County...

Protecting El Paso's Future - https://mailchi.mp/0c7b029d1db7/na-4956230
10/15/2021
Protecting El Paso's Future

Protecting El Paso's Future - https://mailchi.mp/0c7b029d1db7/na-4956230

          This week at our City Council meeting we let our community's voice be heard on very important issues relating to how we are represented at the federal level.  As many of you are aware, current proposed maps for congressional District 16, which has always resided within El Paso County...

City Proclamation - Archtober MonthArchtober is a month-long celebration of architecture and design.
10/13/2021

City Proclamation - Archtober Month

Archtober is a month-long celebration of architecture and design.

Attention educators, administrators and school staff! Head to @McDonalds now through Oct. 15 during breakfast hours for ...
10/11/2021

Attention educators, administrators and school staff! Head to @McDonalds now through Oct. 15 during breakfast hours for a free breakfast #ThankYouMeal. Thank you for all you do to inspire and empower our community!

*Thank You Meals offered at participating US McDonald’s 10/11/21 through 10/15/21. Valid ID required. Limit one per person per day. Menu options may vary by restaurant. Visit McDonalds.com for more details.

Attention educators, administrators and school staff! Head to @McDonalds now through Oct. 15 during breakfast hours for a free breakfast #ThankYouMeal. Thank you for all you do to inspire and empower our community!

*Thank You Meals offered at participating US McDonald’s 10/11/21 through 10/15/21. Valid ID required. Limit one per person per day. Menu options may vary by restaurant. Visit McDonalds.com for more details.

Chalk the Block Returns to Downtown After last year’s virtual CTB, they are returning to in-person fest this weekend! Ch...
10/06/2021

Chalk the Block Returns to Downtown

After last year’s virtual CTB, they are returning to in-person fest this weekend! Chalk artists, local musicians, artist vendors, museum activities and more…plan your CTB! #CTB2021

Fall FloraFest 2021Fall is the best time to plant most perennials, shrubs, and trees. The soil is still warm, allowing r...
10/06/2021

Fall FloraFest 2021

Fall is the best time to plant most perennials, shrubs, and trees. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow. With more developed root systems, these plants will be ready to grow next spring and handle the hot and dry early summer months.

FloraFEST is the only fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Shoppers can visit with local Master Gardeners, horticulturists, and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. We sell mostly native and native-adapted (plants that are not native to our region but will grow well here) plants, many of which are not available at local nurseries or retailers.

Our plant sale will be held on October 9, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until we sell out. The sale is at the UGLC plaza at UTEP, between the Centennial Museum and the UGLC. Parking is available at the Sun Bowl Parking Garage.

Fall FloraFest 2021

Fall is the best time to plant most perennials, shrubs, and trees. The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow. With more developed root systems, these plants will be ready to grow next spring and handle the hot and dry early summer months.

FloraFEST is the only fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Shoppers can visit with local Master Gardeners, horticulturists, and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at home. We sell mostly native and native-adapted (plants that are not native to our region but will grow well here) plants, many of which are not available at local nurseries or retailers.

Our plant sale will be held on October 9, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. until we sell out. The sale is at the UGLC plaza at UTEP, between the Centennial Museum and the UGLC. Parking is available at the Sun Bowl Parking Garage.

Today was a great day for El Paso!I'm proud to have been part of the groundbreaking ceremony for El Paso's first Mexican...
09/30/2021

Today was a great day for El Paso!

I'm proud to have been part of the groundbreaking ceremony for El Paso's first Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). This project was voted on by you, the voters, in the 2012 QOL Bond election.

Thank you to the voters who believed in investing in El Paso's culture, history and heritage!

#epcity #iamelpaso
#capitaloftheborder
#borederpride #vivalamacc

09/25/2021

My condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Diana Natalicio. She was a strong leader and voice for our community and UTEP. Her vision for a better El Paso was inspiring to many of us, including myself. Her dedication to this community and education was recognized not only nationally, but internationally as well. She helped pave the way for countless students, and their families, to succeed with their education and their careers. She deeply cared for the borderland, and it showed everyday with her presence and exemplary character. Thank you Dr. Natalicio. May your memory forever be for a blessing.

Peter

#epcity #utep #utepminers #drnatalicio #PicksUp #ALifeWellLived #thankyou

Greetings District 1,          I hope you have had a great week.              Part of  my role as your representative is...
09/24/2021

Greetings District 1,

I hope you have had a great week.
Part of my role as your representative is oversight and listening to your concerns about what is going on not only in our District but our beautiful city as well. A large part is to help inform. Recently, we have seen troubling issues relating to infrastructure failures with EP Water and the Frontera Force Main pipes located around the intersection of Doniphan and Sunland Park Drive. I have heard disturbing reports from business owners and residents about raw sewage sitting in city streets as well as up to this very day an open sewage pit operating around this intersection. Perhaps most troubling is untreated sewage flowing into the Rio Grande day after day. According to EPWU, this project is anticipated to be completed by EP Water, a separate entity from the City of El Paso, sometime towards the end of November or December. Like many you I am concerned about this timeline and the ongoing impacts to our community.

In response to this ongoing crisis, my office alongside District 3, and District 8 have placed an item on our City Council Work Session this Monday Sept. 27th to receive an update from Ep Water about this project and their response. I hope you will be able to tune in or participate. I am concerned about this project and how we need to respond to these infrastructure challenges affecting our community.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach out to our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 915-212-1002

I hope you all have a great and safe weekend.

Warmly,

Peter Svarzbein
City Representative, District 1
300 N. Campbell St.
El Paso, TX 79901

PS. If you have time please consider volunteering at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. Use this link to set up a time: https://elpasoansfightinghunger.org/details/donate/volunteer

Greetings District 1,

I hope you have had a great week.
Part of my role as your representative is oversight and listening to your concerns about what is going on not only in our District but our beautiful city as well. A large part is to help inform. Recently, we have seen troubling issues relating to infrastructure failures with EP Water and the Frontera Force Main pipes located around the intersection of Doniphan and Sunland Park Drive. I have heard disturbing reports from business owners and residents about raw sewage sitting in city streets as well as up to this very day an open sewage pit operating around this intersection. Perhaps most troubling is untreated sewage flowing into the Rio Grande day after day. According to EPWU, this project is anticipated to be completed by EP Water, a separate entity from the City of El Paso, sometime towards the end of November or December. Like many you I am concerned about this timeline and the ongoing impacts to our community.

In response to this ongoing crisis, my office alongside District 3, and District 8 have placed an item on our City Council Work Session this Monday Sept. 27th to receive an update from Ep Water about this project and their response. I hope you will be able to tune in or participate. I am concerned about this project and how we need to respond to these infrastructure challenges affecting our community.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach out to our office by email at [email protected] or by phone at 915-212-1002

I hope you all have a great and safe weekend.

Warmly,

Peter Svarzbein
City Representative, District 1
300 N. Campbell St.
El Paso, TX 79901

PS. If you have time please consider volunteering at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank. Use this link to set up a time: https://elpasoansfightinghunger.org/details/donate/volunteer

Address

300 N. Campbell
El Paso, TX
79901

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(915) 212-1002

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when EP District 1 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 EP District 1:

Videos


Other Government Officials in El Paso

Show All

Comments

Will you be doing a community meeting in November? If so, do you have a date, time, and location set? Ty
What are you doing to stop Biden from inflitrating El Paso with Jihadist from Afghanistan? he claims they are refugees but every solder I know from Afghanistan says you can trust NO ONE. Now we have this embicile packing El Paso with Taliban in disguise as "refugees?" Stop this nosense, Walmart was bad enough, we are about to become the pipe bomb capital of the United States.
Peter, We have a barking dog issue in our neighborhood. It’s a large German Shepard that literally barks all day and night. The owners have been asked about taking the dog in and they refuse. I called 311 and they aren’t responding to barking dogs “until further notice”. I called the police department and they said it’s a civil matter, which it’s not as it falls under the noise ordinance. What’s up with the city?? No recycling? No response to barking dogs? These are basic services that we are no longer receiving. What can be done about it?
Hello Peter, Can you look over this story about beavers in our waterways and help find out what happened and what can be done in the future to protect rare animals in El Paso like the beaver? https://ricklobello.wordpress.com/2020/08/08/who-will-speak-out-the-american-beaver-in-el-paso/ Thanks,Rick
status of arena
I have called and emailed your office numerous times this past week regarding the police aggression and unnecessary tactics used both on Sunday and Tuesday against peaceful protesters this week. I haven’t received any response or acknowledgement my message was received. What are your thoughts on their actions and what do you plan to do about them?
Hi I was wondering when the dog park will open. I still go to the trails, but the security guard won't let us on the grass, or run free. The only place we can be off leash is inside the dog park. So please consider opening the enclosed dog park area PLEASE. Thank You.
Rep. Svarzbein will you be asking for the organizer for the protest outside police headquarters to be cited and for facial recognition to be used to identify those present? You advocated for Mr. Sammy Carrejo to be cited for his Open Texas rally a few weeks ago. He was cited for no picketing permit and for violation on the number of his group present.
Any nurse/medical staff are looking for housing in El Paso, Texas. Please let me know I have two Marriott Hotels available at DEEPLY DISCOUNTED RATES during the crisis. Please inbox me if interested. TY
Peter please ask city council to dedicate a memorial to the man who made all the crosses for the AUGUST 3rd murders at WAL MART.. also, he should be designated as a first responder... I am starting a movement to have these things done.. LET US HONOR HIM AS HE HONORED US......
Sir, you conduct today was shameful at best. Your attempt to berate Chief of Police Gregg Alan missed. Mostly because of your ignorance of police procedures. I recommend that you do two things immediately. 1) get training on criminology and learn from the city attorney. That way you won’t look as ignorant as you did today. 2) take the advice of Mr. James Peinado and ride with police officers to learn the delicate balance that police officers have to do every shift. You might even get an understanding of the very people you represent. Now for your idiotic attempt to compare Israeli protesters with El Paso protests this past Saturday. The picture you showed is Israeli protesters was from above. That gave okay spacial distances. The picture you showed of El Paso protesters was from the ground. If you do not understand 2 demential concepts, it basically shows no true spacial distances. Especially when the photo is taken from a distance. You would need to know the parameters to even begin to get distances. I do not know the Israeli mandates, but El Paso’s mandate allows for family units to be together in a public setting if the chose to go out. I recommend you clime off your high horse, God man you remind me of Chairman Kim, Jung Un. Get your head out of your fourth point of contact, get your act together and represent us, not your personal desires.