I think it's pretty cool the west side is going to get a big mixed use complex/building/high rise. Above all I think it was pretty cool someone wanted to invest in YOU. Sure, the family has ties to El Paso, but they could have built that building anywhere. They chose you and they see something worth going after - that's pretty neat.
Now, just to make sure you are aware, I'm going to punch you in the mouth with the truth. The pictures you keep seeing of the tower are architectural renderings. There's zero guarantee the building will look like that. Remember Hotel Baghdad looked awesome when they showed the architectural renderings in council and turned out to look pretty much like it did before = even after they gutted it. It is very likely you are seeing a drawing of something nobody can afford to build.
Think about this in the EPPD Twitter controversy for a minute.
Angry people who wanted to lure on duty police officers into an online fight over the chief's comments were banned.
They at first tried to claim first amendment rights. They were wrong.
They then tried to claim the open records rules. They were wrong.
They then tried to claim that there is no policy covering how the police use their Twitter feed. They were wrong.
They then failed to correctly read the the policy that did exist and claim it somehow covered their right to spam the Twitter feed. They were wrong.
After all this it occurs to me that there is no official policy for what will get you removed from a council meeting. Why doesn't Jaime and his friends care about that? You can be removed from council with no warning and zero explanation and there's not a damn thing you can do.
I guess it serves no political purpose for Jaime and friends, so they don't care to take that one up.