County orders election for San Elizario's incorporation

Monday, August 26, 2013 - 7:53pm

With a deadline of five p.m. and according to the time stamp, the county certified the 87 petition signatures and the land jurisdiction boundaries this afternoon, with just one minute left and now a new chapter has begun for this movement.

The bells ring once again in San Elizario, the incorporation efforts group achieved a victory today after completing one of the last steps in order to incorporate as a city.

“The petition presented this morning was certified and the county judge finally signed the order of election”

"I feel wonderful, I think we are progressing it’s a very positive move and I think we got a positive response from Judge Escobar"

Group efforts leader Maya Sanchez says they're ready to begin their campaign to convince undecided voters.

"we're going be doing everything that everyone does in a campaign send mailers long walking, making phone calls, anywhere we can e visible every fiesta everywhere we can have a presence we will be there educating voters"

But incorporating won't be simple, the group will face opposition, this resident says it's just the wrong time to incorporate.

"we're going to end up paying more so I don’t think is ready because they have to hire a mayor, city council judge, everything that is required to incorporate and I don’t think we are ready for that"

County Judge Veronica Escobar says the county already completed its role in the incorporation efforts and it will now be in the hands of San Eli residents.

"They have to create a charter, elect people but all of that is contingent on today"

Sanchez says they still have to raise 20 thousand dollars for legal fees and the campaign.


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