Tuesday, December 12, 2006

City leaders may waste $200M on unneeded arena

TUCSON -- City leaders may spend $200,000,000+ for a new downtown arena.

I'm not sure this is the best idea for our city.

We already have a decent downtown arena at TCC. Improve it, if needed, but an building a hugely expensive entirely new arena is absurd.

I have been a strong supporter of Rio Nuevo, but these bad ideas are making me a skeptic.

C'mon, Mr. Hein, Mayor and Council, we can and must do better for downtown. $200M could do a lot for downtown quality of life, small biz, parks, transit, etc. than a new arena that sits idle most of the time.

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