Cook to Contemplate Ballpark Decision During Road Trip

Cook to Contemplate Ballpark Decision During Road Trip
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 3:48pm

As of Wednesday, one day after City Council's decision to approve plans for a Triple A baseball stadium, there was still no word from Mayor John Cook regarding any plans to veto the move.

Mayor Cook has five days to decide whether he'll veto council's decision, but he tells new channel nine he'll make up his mind by Thursday.

After a marathon meeting that lasted more than seven hours, the council Tuesdau voted four to three to tear down City Hall and build the new stadium.

If the mayor vetoes council's decision ,six of eight council representatives would have to vote to override his veto.

The mayor is currently driving to Austin for his daughter's wedding, and says he'll doing a lot of thinking along the way.

"I'll be reflecting on the testimony that we heard yesterday from different people, crunching the numbers in my head for what appraised values are for what alternative sites would have been available and then deciding what's really best for the El Paso community," Mayor John Cook said.

In the past, Mayor Cook has made it clear that he supports a Triple A team in El Paso, but doesn't want to tear down City Hall to make it happen.

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