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City more than halfway with Quality of Life bond projects

life bond projects. we’ve heard about the signature projects — but more than half of the 473.2 million dollars is being spent on smaller ones. new this morning — details you’ll see only on abc-seven: “there’s going to be some construction projects starting in the next 4-5 months. the richard burges library, which we already have a design for.” steph: the northeast el paso branch gearing up for a 1.4 million dollar facelift. it’s one of the more expensive library improvements approved by voters in 2012. 5.10 one of the more important phases to make the project successful is the planning phase. it’s very important that we have a plan. 5.20 of the 70 projects — 37 are finished — another 33 are in various stages of progress. “one quality-of-life-funded project that will be finished this year: the irving schwartz library in east el paso. the sign outside said it should be finished by the fall of last year. but the city told me, the $2.1 million expansion is expected to be complete in april. but it’ll take months to restock the shelves.” meantime — city staff will continue plugging along. 5.45 “as soon as we have their wishes and their desires, then we have their confidence, we win their confidence, then we can proceed with the design and we can give them what they want.” 6.06 the city is holding community meetings in the next few months — to hear what you want for our libraries and parks. tomorrow on good morning el paso — we’re focusing on the improvements at the el paso zoo. it has the highest concentration of projects than any single city facility. we’re showing some of them to you, only on abc-seven. a dry and warming weather pattern is in store through

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