In his guest column for El Paso Matters, Mayor Pro Tempore Brian Kennedy proposes four possible options for the arena, but it is clear he believes canceling the project is the best solution.

In his election campaign, Kennedy promised us “straight talk” and that is exactly what he delivered.

El Pasoans have had enough of the City’s spending binge and would rather pay less property tax than finance a facility that would pressure the municipal budget for the next three decades.

The local developers who have long insisted the public pay for this epic boondoggle should build it at their own expense and quit begging for corporate welfare.

Thank you, Mr. Kennedy, for speaking the plain truth.