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Archive for September 2nd, 2009

Juarez Mayor Reyes Ferriz on CNN: ‘We’re at the turning point’


In September, some 750 new officers will be added to the police force, followed by another 400 in October, Reyes Ferriz said. The additional manpower will begin to reverse the city’s bloody trend, the mayor said.

“We’re at the turning point,” Reyes Ferriz said.

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September 2, 2009 at 1:52 pm

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EPWU fixes its Resler Canyon mistake

An update from an earlier NPT Blog item, courtesy of El Paso Naturally:

Mike Gaglio set the tone from the beginning of Frontera Land Alliance meeting with the El Paso Water Utilities. As board President of Frontera, he stressed partnership, opportunity and creativity with the EPWU. Gonzalo Cedillos, the Stormwater Division Manager, chimed in. After an early meeting which included seven Frontera board members or advisors and EPWU’s Mr. Cedillos and Mr. Jose Luis Sierra and a follow-up meeting at Resler Canyon, it was plain to see that EPWU fully intended to do more than just mere remediation.

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September 2, 2009 at 1:16 pm

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Time Mag: 4-10 workweek is a success, mentions El Paso

From Time Magazine:

In an era when most of us seem to be working more hours than ever (provided we’re still lucky enough to have jobs), 17,000 people in Utah have embarked on an unusual experiment. A year ago, the Beehive State became the first in the U.S. to mandate a four-day workweek for most state employees, closing offices on Fridays in an effort to reduce energy costs. Managers from around the world have gotten in touch with Utah officials, and cities and towns including El Paso, Texas, and Melbourne Beach, Fla., are following the state’s lead. Private industry is interested as well — General Motors has just instituted a workweek of four 10-hour days at several of its plants.

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September 2, 2009 at 11:08 am

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