Mayor Cook: Ballpark deal is locked in
Updated On: Jul 09 2012 06:02:38 PM CDT
A new development in El Paso's pursuit of Triple-A baseball.
El Paso Mayor John Cook tells El Paso Inc. he learned today that if voters reject a proposed increase in the city's hotel occupancy tax to pay for a new baseball stadium, the city would be firmly committed to build it anyway - as long as MountainStar Sports Group has acquired the Tucson Padres.
Last week, Cook threatened to veto the sale of tax bonds to pay for the $50 million stadium and the demolition of City Hall - if a November ballot measure to raise the hotel tax on visitors fails.
Read the full El Paso Inc. article here.
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