El Paso Times – 5-1 vote rezones ex-Asarco smelter site as SmartCode

The El Paso City Council voted 5-1 on Tuesday in favor of rezoning the old Asarco smelter property to SmartCode.

Environmental advocates, including two ex-Asarco workers, opposed the rezoning and urged the city representatives to postpone their decision.

City Reps. Beto O’Rourke, Susie Byrd, Ann Morgan Lilly, Steve Ortega and Mayor Pro-tem Emma Acosta voted for the rezoning. Rep. Carl Robinson voted against it. Reps. Rachel Quintana and Eddie Holguin Jr. were not present.

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