Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not True: The Voters voted for the Arena (Multipurpose Performing Arts Ctr) to be Downtown


Not True: Voters voted for the Arena Downtown
Alternative Facts: Location of the Arena/MPC was not on the ballot

The City of El Paso continues to perpetrate the lie that the voters voted for a Quality of Life Bond proposition that required the arena/Multipurpose Performing Arts Center to be in Downtown El Paso. 

This is simply not true.

The City is using "Alternative Facts" a la Trump.

In recent City of El Paso panels that it has used in public outreach, it continues to push these alternative facts:

Panel currently being used in outreach by the City of El Paso.

No, the "language of the full bond proposition" DID NOT STATE "the multipurpose center would be 'located in Downtown.'"

A closer look at the actual ballot of the 2012 Quality of Life Bond shows otherwise:

Top of the 2012 Quality of Life Ballot

Actual language on the ballot of the proposition for the arena aka Multipurpose Performing Arts Center did not mention Downtown

For those of you are are unfamiliar with "alternative facts," we are basically saying the City of El Paso is lying.

When the bond came out, we were against them because they are ambitiously worded and mixed items together that should not be together: museum and arenas, cultural heritage center and arena, a new children's museum and arena. 

Everyone wants better museums, museums for kids, cultural heritage centers. 

However, the fraudulent ploy was to mix them with something terribly expensive and a money pit according to many scholars.

The City is simply not telling the truth in their outreach.