El Paso seeks to revamp pawnshop ordinance, upgrade airport

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 9:00am

The City of El Paso will discuss updating their rules for pawn shops in the coming weeks. The existing ordinance includes precious metals such as gold and silver and council is hoping to include trade tech devices such as cell phones and tablets. The proposed action will freshen up regulations which council members say are now outdated and to ensure stolen property isn’t sold. This ordinance will only apply to pawn shops, not second-hand stores. A public hearing is set for July 1.

Reps gave the green light for a $13.3 million dollar El Paso Airport project. The city will replace all of the passenger boarding bridges which go from the gates to the planes. The city awarded about $13.3 million to Urban Associates, an El Paso company.



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