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Two years after failed arena vote, planning continues on new proposal

Published 09/24/2009, The Daily Republic

The second anniversary of Mitchell’s failed arena election passed quietly last week as behind-the-scenes work continued on a new proposal. “We’re tweaking plans and still trying to come up with a solution,” City Council President Jeff Smith said this week. It was Sept. 18, 2007, when city voters rejected a property-tax increase that was proposed to help fund construction of a $25 million, 7,000-seat arena along the state Highway 37 bypass in northern Mitchell.

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