Our city government evidently thinks that it might not have the authority to build an arena instead of a “multi-purpose performing arts and entertainment facility”.
The language on the ballot sought authorization to build a multi-purpose facility. It turns out that they really wanted to build an arena. Maybe they thought we would not vote for one.
Now in an effort to get authority to pull the bait and switch they have gone to court in Austin. State law would have allowed the city to do the same thing in El Paso.
Taking the issue to Austin makes it impractical for most El Pasoans to have their thoughts heard.
City council should be ashamed.
We deserve better