Tory Burch Black Melinda 85 Wedges Mm Closed Wedges 85 b19caa

Tory Burch Black Melinda 85 Wedges Mm Closed Wedges 85 b19caa
Skip to content

Tory Burch Black Melinda 85 Wedges Mm Closed Wedges 85 b19caa

Mariners opening day ceremonies in April 2017 at Safeco Field. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Mariners opening day ceremonies in April 2017 at Safeco Field. (Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times)
Prada Navy Blue Sport Slingback Bow Wedges,

The Mariners and the Public Facilities District agreed in May on terms for a 25-year extension to the team’s lease at the stadium. But the deal is contingent on the county council a proposal to send $180 million in hotel-motel tax revenue toward capital projects at Safeco.Tory Burch Black Patent Leather Big Gold Logo Wedges,

Share story

Mike Rosenberg
By
Seattle Times real estate reporter

A divided King County Council on Monday questioned the Mariners over a plan to give $180 million in public funds toward fixes at Safeco Field, kicking off a debate over whether the money could instead be used on housing.Tory Burch Beige Jade Peeptoe Wedges,

The Mariners and the Public Facilities District that oversees the ballpark had agreed in May on terms for a potential 25-year extension to the team’s lease at the stadium, which expires at the end of this year. But the deal is contingent on the county council approving Executive Dow Constantine’s proposal to send $180 million in hotel and motel tax revenue toward capital projects at Safeco.

Christian Louboutin Orange Cataclou 140 Suede Wedges,

The council had its first opportunity to publicly vet the plan Monday ahead of a committee vote that could happen as soon as Aug. 29 — and a full council vote in September.

Tory Burch Black Style #12158068 Perf Gladiator 85mm Wedge-antanado Leather Wedges,
Ted Baker Black + Silver Wedges,

Vince Camuto Creme Brown Natural Fiber Cow Hair Peep Toe Shoes-8.5m-new Wedges,The council framed the issue largely as a choice between giving the money toward the stadium or using it to build affordable housing. Under state law, 75 percent of the lodging tax revenues in question will go toward housing and the arts — split evenly between the two categories — and the remaining 25 percent can go toward promoting tourism, such as the Mariners’ ballpark, or something else such as housing.

Most Read Sports Stories

Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks.

he meeting featured an hour and a half of comments from an overflow crowd that exceeded 50 people, mostly housing advocates and others opposing the stadium financing plan. They carried signs reading “homes over home runs.”

But the most heated part of the meeting came when council member Dave Upthegrove, who is leading the charge against the stadium financing, got a chance to question Mariners executive Fred Rivera.

Upthegrove noted the value of the Mariners, now estimated at $1.45 billion by Forbes, has grown by $1 billion in the past seven years.Burberry Classic Check and Black Criss-cross Buckle Wedges,

Christian Louboutin Black & White Polka Dots Menorca Wedges,

Tory Burch Carolina Navy Jackie Espadrille Straw Hat Print Wedges,“Given that, why couldn’t (the Mariners) fund these upgrades rather than drain public resources?” Upthegrove said to uproarious applause from the crowd, some of whom noted the team’s majority owner, John Stanton, has a net worth valued over $1 billion.

Tory Burch Navy New Emil Canvas and Espadrille Platform Wedges,Rivera, the team’s legal counsel and an executive vice president, pushed back, noting that the Mariners were eyeing over $800 million in stadium fixes and upgrades over the 25-year lease and that the team would be paying for the vast majority of it. He said the stadium is a publicly owned facility and added that the Public Facilities District, with board members appointed by the county and state, had agreed to the public-funding request.Tory Burch Black / Gold / Luna 85mm Calf Leather Wedges,

He also pointed to the team’s positive impact on the local economy and tax base. And he implied the club’s revenues could take a hit in future years as part of the general concern in baseball that fewer fans are attending games.Tory Burch Black Sandals Women Leather 11138213 Wedges,

The Mariners say the $180 million in public funding would go toward necessary fixes to the stadium’s roof, electrical system and other nuts and bolts of the park. The team also plans to fund some $180 million worth of upgrades, including new clubs, concessions and kids areas.Tory Burch Brown Reva Honey Soft Leather with Big Logo Miller Wedges,

Tory Burch Beige/ Gold ' Melinda '85mm Soft Patent Calf Closed Toe Wedges,

Councilman Rob Dembowski also seemed skeptical of the Mariners funding plan and asked pointed questions at the meeting.

Tory Burch Beige / Gold Melinda 85mm Soft Patent Wedges,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Burberry Brown Espadrille T-strap Gold Buckle Wedges,

Kohl-Welles noted the need for more housing but also lauded the stadium as an important asset to fund.

Description

These GORGEOUS wedges are new in the original box with all of the original packaging.Elegant logo hardware gilds the toe of a sleek, lustrous wedge pump styled with a beautifully curvy topline.
3 1/4" heel
Bright Navy is available online only.
Leather upper and lining/rubber sole.

“For me it doesn’t have to be an either/or, mutually exclusive situation (to fund Safeco vs. housing),” she said.

Von Reichbauer noted that local officials had to battle to make sure the Mariners didn’t move away before Safeco Field was built and added that he didn’t want another “nose-to-nose battle.” He said he wanted to “publicly thank the Seattle Mariners for providing” what he said was one of the the last family friendly destinations in the region and brought up the MLB attendance decline multiple times.Tory Burch Royal Tan (Brown) Gabrielle Wedges,

J.Crew Khaki Green Seville Espadrille Wedges,

“Tory Burch Black Reva Leather Cork Style Miller Wedges,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Christian Louboutin Nude Paten Leather Coroclic Wedges,Council President Joe McDermott, along with von Reichbauer and Kohl-Welles, had previously co-sponsored the general resolution on spending the lodging tax funds — the plan that includes the ballpark funding. Other council members in attendance asked mostly neutral questions at Monday’s meeting.

The Mariners have said if the county rejects the funding, it would sign a short-term lease to stay at Safeco for up to five years, then go back to the drawing board to negotiate a long-term lease.

The $517 million ballpark, which opened in 1999, was funded largely by taxpayers.Tory Burch Beige Majorca Logo Angora/Tan Wedges,

Tory Burch Black Gabrielle Sandal WedgesJimmy Choo Black Patent Leather Cork 36.5 Wedges,Tory Burch Sand Sedgewick 85mmopen Toe WedgesStuart Weitzman Black Suede and Tortoise (31738) Wedges,Christian Louboutin Dark Blue and Light Blue Espadrille Wedges,Ancient Greek Sandals Klytemnestra High Wedges,Cole Haan Black Patent Sadie Ot 65mm Wedges,Christian Louboutin Orange Cataclou 140 Gold Suede Sandal Heel 39 Wedges,Prada White/Blue Patent Leather Striped Cork Platform Sandals 8 Wedges,Donald J. Pliner Brown/Tan Criss Cross Platform Sandals-msrp WedgesHermès Tan Neutral Brown Cream Espadrille Wedges,Cole Haan Black Patent Leather Lining and Soles Both Leather Stack Wood Base Closed Toe Wedges,Tory Burch Multi-color Floral Print Platform Wedges,Jeffrey Campbell Brown New In Box - Jesmeen WedgesTory Burch Natural Tan 12128314 Wedges,Saint Laurent Black Seta Calf Wedges,Jimmy Choo Beige Patent Leather Jute Rope Espadrille WedgesCole Haan Black Patent Lena Open Toe WedgesCole Haan White and Gold . Wedges,Balenciaga White Studded Gladiator Sandals Wedges,Tory Burch Metallic Pewter Espadrille Wedges,Tory Burch Royal Tan Melinda Wedges,Christian Louboutin Red Zeppa 140 Wedges,Alexander McQueen Grey Black & White Wedges,Melissa Black with Blue Lining Wedges,Prada Black Leather Espadrille Sandal Black/Cognac Wedges,Tory Burch Tan & Olive. WedgesPrada Black Leather Buckle Slide Wedges,Zara Black New Leatherette Metallic Gold Wooden Sandal Wedges,Christian Louboutin Black Suede Pipina 55mm Pumps Wedges,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or mrosenberg@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Tory Burch Bright Navy Bima Leather Espadrille Sandal Wedges, No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.
Powered by Livefyre

The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.

Jimmy Choo Metallic Bronze Cork Wedges,