The East End District was created in 1999 by the 76th Texas legislature as a tool for economic development and revitalization of the area. A bill to create the district was introduced in the House of Representatives by State Representative Rick Noriega. State Senator Mario Gallegos introduced a bill in the Senate. HB 3692 was signed into law by then Governor George W. Bush on May 10, 1999.
The District receives assessments from commercial property owners and uses funds for infrastructure improvements, beautification, security and public safety, workforce development, and other programs as designated by its board of directors. Assessments, received from commercial property owners, multi-unit housing properties with 13 or more units, and town homes without homestead exemption, are based on the assessed value of real property and hover around $1,700,000 annually.
All programs and services are approved by a District Board of Directors comprised of East End commercial property owners, business owners, and residents, and are developed to:
- Create a safe environment within the District in both perception and reality.
- Enhance the image of the District.Improve infrastructure and amenities in the District.
- Attract more business and investments to the District.
- Improve business opportunities, in order to increase economic activity for the business property owners, tenants, and their customers.