So yes, El Paso, if you are having buyer's remorse on that arena, you can get a do-over.
But some on City Council do not want that.
City Representative Claudia Ordaz thinks democracy is "fiscally irresponsible."
Ordaz thinks spending $200,000 on a election is more fiscally irresponsible than spending $180 million to build an arena sans tenant. Again, that $180 million does not include all that maintenance costs you will be on the hook for.
Then there is City Representative Jim Tolbert who might be a bigger moron than Ordaz.
Tolbert is still carrying water for the folks who have already thrown his ass downstream.
"But the voters spoke in 2012!!!"
Five years ago, El Pasoans were in a different place.
Five years ago, El Paso Children's Hospital was solvent.
Five years ago, Susie Byrd kinda matter.
Five years ago...well, you get the picture.
Shite, you get vote to for a president every four years.
Why should you not a get do-over on a bond-item that was approved, but has not come to fruition in five years time?
If you build it, you might get lucky and this might be the worst-case scenario - Memphis.
Again, "might" and "lucky".
Maybe this just might be an opening for mayoral candidate Emma Acosta.
Acosta should ditch the arena, and run with this..."My opponent wants you to pay for an arena that you will not step foot in and only benefits his contracting and real estate friends. I rather spend that money on fixing the roads your drive on every morning and evening. We do not always have to live with our mistakes, we can correct them."