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No potty at San Jacinto Plaza could kill pine tree after all

By Dan Bodine



An artist rendering of the San Jacinto Plaza makeover as initially approved by Council. (From City of El Paso website)

Yeah, yeah, we’re in the presence of ladies and children and other alleged delicate ears, but it’s reality check for the El Paso City Council in reference to omitting restrooms in their massive, $6 million makeover of San Jacinto Plaza, the historic downtown commons.

With signs expected to be posted in nearby¬† businesses’ windows stating “restrooms for customers only,” where else is someone who’s there for activities (or just to enjoy the visuals), and gets a nature call, going to go? Except behind a tree or a bush? Continue reading