It seems that most of our city council would prefer that the new arena be built on a little used railway yard next to interstate 10.
The problem is that the city tells us that the railroad wants a king’s ransom for the land, namely the closing of many railroad crossings in the city.
Whereas the city can use eminent domain to condemn and take the properties of individuals they cannot do so with the railroad.
The rail yard in question seems to be used very little if at all since the railroad built a 2,200 acre site in nearby Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
We deserve better