El Paso City Council last week narrowly defeated, by 5-3, a plan to include on the May 2013 municipal election ballot a proposal to stop the demolition of El Paso City Hall to make way for a bond-financed minor league baseball stadium.

City Clerk Richarda Momsen has certified a petition seeking to stop the razing of City Hall. It would repeal the council’s vote in June to build the stadium on the downtown site.

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