Keep "Los Lagartos" in the Plazita de los Lagartos! (El Paso, Texas)
  • Petitioned Mayor John Cook and City Council

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Mayor, City of El Paso
Mayor John Cook and City Council

Keep "Los Lagartos" in the Plazita de los Lagartos! (El Paso, Texas)

    1. Miguel Juarez
    2. Petition by

      Miguel Juarez

      El Paso, TX

Luis Jimenez' "Los Lagartos" (Alligators) sculpture in the Plazita de los Lagartos (San Jacinto Plaza) in El Paso, Texas, is in danger of being removed due to redevelopment plans by the city. Installed as a site specific piece in 1993, the sculpture reflects the history of the plaza and has become an iconic symbol for the city. At the time of his death in 2006, Jimenez was the most important contemporary Chicano artists in the United States.

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. City is allowing for sculpture to possibly remain in plaza

      Miguel Juarez
      Petition Organizer

      After restoration, 'Lagartos' statue may remain in plaza
      http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_18665530

      And we need your feedback on keeping them there!
      San Jacinto Plaza Redesign Feedback (scroll towards bottom): http://www.elpasotexas.gov/

    2. Reached 500 signatures
    3. Join the conversation on Facebook

      Miguel Juarez
      Petition Organizer

      "Los Lagartos" (Alligators) Sculpture at San Jacinto Plaza, El Paso, Texas:

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      https://www.facebook.com/pages​/Los-Lagartos-Alligators-Sculp​ture-at-San-Jacinto-Plaza-El-P​aso-Texas/218832401488043

    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Please send to your friends, we need more signatures!

      Miguel Juarez
      Petition Organizer

      After we reach 100 signatures we will take a copy of this petition and signatures to Mayor and City Council representatives and to City Manager to request the issue be addressed at at city council meeting. Updates below.

    6. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • andy munoz SNOWMASS VILLAGE, CO
      • about 3 years ago

      To support the presence of this exceptional piece

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    • Ismael Yanez EL PASO, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      Mayor, at a time when we need to unify our political efforts, it is not wise to polarize your constituents along economic lines. Only, if you have already weighed the loses and have determined to shove Luis' physical memory under the bus. What can I say then? Nothing for now. But on a cold and grey El Paso November morning....

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    • Keith Wilden EL PASO, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      ALderman Ortega had the right idea. get the wtaer feature going, and leave the place as it is!

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    • Michael Gonzales KATY, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      A sculpture from an internationally acclaimed artist like this can only be an asset. Luis Jimenez's legacy will continue to grow even more in the future. Anyone who wants to move one of his works needs to first take an art studies course, learn about Jimenez, to open their eyes to what a jewel they have downtown in El Paso.

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    • jeffrey Miranda ALLEN, TX
      • about 3 years ago

      This art piece is a national treasure. It far weights the Insatiable Bloodthirsty Don Anate idol near the airport.

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