Most of us recall that the voters approved the sale of $120 million of bonds to build our children’s hospital.
Somehow the county hospital got in the act and is charging the children’s hospital $10 million a year for rent. It looks like the county hospital thinks it got a free building from the taxpayers and the right to charge rent. Talk about taking candy from babies.
Now the children’s hospital has declared bankruptcy.
What would be wrong with us offering free rent of the $120 million building to a hospital organization that would operate here in El Paso? Would the Shriners or St. Jude or some other organization be able to make a go of the hospital if they did not have rent expense?
We deserve better