Jimmy Choo Black Cork Patent Wedges Leather Sandal Wedges Patent e294c4

Jimmy Choo Black Cork Patent Wedges Leather Sandal Wedges Patent e294c4
Skip to content

Jimmy Choo Black Cork Patent Wedges Leather Sandal Wedges Patent e294c4

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)
Tory Burch Black With Silvertone Logo 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 Khaki Majorca Espadrille 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.Diane von Furstenberg Gold Golden 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.

Tory Burch Poppy Red 30527 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.

Theodora & Callum Multicolor Biarritz Wedges,
Tory Burch Red Pepper and Ivory 51148413 Wedges,

Valentino Poudre Rockstud Double Espadrille 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.Tory Burch Black New In Box - Sophie Wedges,

Tory Burch Tan Leticia 95mm Wedges,

Tory Burch Brown Patent Sophie Leather 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.

Stuart Weitzman Nice Blue Suede Corkswoon Rw76847 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.Vince Camuto Light Pink/Rose Quartz 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.Valentino White Black & Camel 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.Stuart Weitzman Black Alex Espadrille Wedges,

Stuart Weitzman Beige Alex Crochet Sanda Wedges,

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

Tory Burch Ivory Sandal Color Cube Leather Sandal Wedges,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Christian Louboutin Patent Black Disqueen 120 Calf Wedges,

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

Description

Condition: Overall Good. Signs of wear on soles and gold toe plate has some scuffing
Fabrication: Cork wedge, patent leather
Width: 3"
Heel: 3"
Length: 9.25"

266-216

“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.Ash Black New with Box Leather High-top Sneakers Eur 40 Wedges,

Prada Beige Khaki Linea Rossa Gabardine Rope Sandal 38.5eu/8us Wedges,

“Christian Louboutin Black Mallorca 100 Espadrille Wedges,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Pedro Garcia Black Neutral Suede Excellent Condition 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 Royal Tan Luna 85mm Sandals Leather Gold Logo Wedges,

Tory Burch Brown Peep Toe Espadrilles Wedges,Prada Black Patent Leather & Nylon W/ Hook & Loop Ankle Straps Wedges,Prada Blue Tan Leather (42325) Wedges,Vince Camuto Camel Coral Ladell Platform Pump WedgesIsabel Marant Black Beckett Leather and Suede Concealed Sneaker Wedges,Prada Tan Bow-detail Espadrille Cork Sandal Wedges,Fendi Zucca Brown Platform Sandal Wedges,Tory Burch Nude/ Gold Jackie Espadrilles Wedges,Stuart Weitzman Pewter Anna Lame Wedges,Elizabeth and James Black Perfect Suede Wedges,Christian Louboutin Black Slide W/ Bow Accent Wedges,Tory Burch Leopard Print Sophie WedgesValentino Black Pebbled Leather Rockstud Espadrille Wedges,Jimmy Choo Brown Leather/Gold Metallic New Unused Perfume Cork Wedges,Tory Burch Tan Leticia Peep Toe 95mm Wedges,Tory Burch Black with Natural Color Heels Bailey Multi-strap Espadrilles Wedges,Tory Burch Tan | Black New Ships Next Day Wedges,Stella McCartney Black Felik Elyse Wood Platform Sandals Wedges,Tory Burch Amanda Peep Toe Wedges,Eileen Fisher Black New Plus Peep Toe Heels Wedges,Prada Nero/Black Nastro Nylon+naplak 52501 Wedges,Tory Burch Poppy Red Marion Quilted 85mm Wedges,Tory Burch Nutria Gold Raleigh 90mm Wedges,Rag & Bone Beige Sunderland Wedges,Tory Burch Black Leather Ankle Wrap Wicker 7.5) Wedges,Tory Burch Black and Ivory Wedges,Valentino Black Rockstud Ankle Strap Flat Espadrille WedgesChristian Louboutin Blac Ankle Booties Wedges,Stuart Weitzman Gray Sohogal Suede WedgesTory Burch Ivory New In Box Filipa Canvas Criss Cross Espadrilles Wedges,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or mrosenberg@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Tory Burch Blue Print with Brown Leather Straps Espadrilles 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.

Tory Burch Brown Espadrilles Canvas Big Gold Logo Pump Sally Wedges,