Stop the spending, please!

Two city representative had this item on the Monday, April 13, 2020 special city council agenda:

Discussion on renovating the Abraham Chavez Theater and/or the civic center with funds authorized by the
“Museum, Cultural, Performing Arts, and Library Facilities” ballot proposition of the 2012 Quality of Life bond
election rather than building a new multipurpose performing arts and entertainment facility in the Union Plaza

If you read the emails between the city’s bond counsel and various state officials this is pretty much what the original idea was.

The project morphed into an “arena” with an unknown cost.

Isn’t it time that we stop all city spending except what is absolutely necessary?

We deserve better


3 Responses to Stop the spending, please!

  1. James W Peterson says:

    We need to listen to the solid platforms of candidates for public office and VOTE them in during the next election. Lower taxes, no free incentives for private sector billionaires, let Tommy’s contract expire and return to a strong council that spends taxpayer money responsibly.


  2. Covfefe says:

    “I want a bond election for very specific things, but to actually use the money for something else, while the local media say nothing.” – El Paso Politicians


  3. JerryK says:

    Didn’t Wilson testify in the challenge to the arena as a sports venue that it indeed was a venue for a team and it was purposefully decided to present it as the “multipurpose performing arts and entertainment facility” in order to avoid the controversy experienced with the stadium?

    When I read that, I can’t tell you the disgust I felt for her and the CC as they purposefully misled the voters to pull another Bonds For Billionaires over on us peons. To me, the best thing that might come out of the COVID crisis is that the AAA stadium goes bankrupt as we default on the bonds. Really, the city itself is drowning in a sea of debt it has accumulated by irresponsible governance, fueled by the campaign contributions of the Usual Suspects. Bankruptcy might take the bottle from the drunk.


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