Vince Camuto Black Framina High Knee High Framina Boots/Booties 41604d

Vince Camuto Black Framina High Knee High Framina Boots/Booties 41604d
Skip to content

Vince Camuto Black Framina High Knee High Framina Boots/Booties 41604d

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)
Stuart Weitzman Black Suede Clear Lucite Heels Studs Boots/Booties,

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.Manolo Blahnik Black Suede Kahika Floral Cutout Boots/Booties,

Share story

Mike Rosenberg
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.Stuart Weitzman Black Swell Platform Calfskin Boots/Booties,

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.

Aquatalia Black Patent Leather Chic Ankle Boots/Booties,

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.

Black Thigh High Satin Stiletto Over Knee Crotch High Boots/Booties,
Stuart Weitzman Black Tan Calf Hair Platform Boots/Booties,

MM6 Maison Martin Margiela Black Az-3931 Boots/Booties,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.Steven by Steve Madden Black Womens Leather Knee High Boots/Booties,

Marc by Marc Jacobs White Beige and Black Boots/Booties,

Tony Bianco Black Taj Kid Suede Leather Over The Knee Boots/Booties,“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.

Calleen Cordero Black Leather Wedge Ankle Boots/Booties,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.Via Spiga Black New Calandra Leather Designer Eur 38 Boots/Booties,

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.Sartore Black Paris Leather Knee High 3-5/8" Heel Pull-on Boots/Booties,

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.Aquatalia Black Suede New with Tags Rosetta Boots/Booties,

CoSTUME NATIONAL Black Leather Strap Boots/Booties,

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

Ralph Lauren Black New Amari Tall Leather Dress Boots/Booties,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Tony Bianco Black Ariette Suede Thigh High Boots/Booties,

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


Round toe
- Leather construction
- Topstitched detailing
- Side zip closure
- Back gore inset
- Stacked tapered block heel
- Braided trim
- Approx. 15" shaft height, 15" opening circumference
- Approx. 3.25" heel
- Imported

“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.Katy Perry Black New Women’s Fashion Over The Tall Boots/Booties,

Sam Edelman Black New Mila Studded Ankle Boots/Booties,

“JOE'S Black Peep Toe Ankle Fringe Boots/Booties,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Black 13917 Wedge Zip Zipper Heel 37. Boots/Booties,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.Black L.a.m.b Kacee Strappy Boots/Booties,

Jerome C. Rousseau Black Rb3412-black Boots/Booties,Club Monaco Black Anisa Round Toe Boots/Booties,Betsey Johnson Black Abbey Leather Boots/Booties,bebe Black Alyssa Chain Open Toe Boots/Booties,Ralph Lauren Black/Yellow Julian Black/Yellow Changeable Belt Patent Womens Boots/Booties,Via Spiga Black Suede Pointy Toe Ankle Boots/Booties,Aquatalia Black Callie Suede Tall Quilted Fur Lined Wedge Boots/Booties,Report Signature Black All Weather Quilted Leather Boots/Booties,RED Valentino Black Fur with Flower Design Suede Boots/Booties,RED Valentino Black With Star Buckle Patent Leather Boots/Booties,Tory Burch Black Simone Over The Knee 35mm Vintage Buffalo Boots/BootiesSalvatore Ferragamo Black Calfskin Leather Furseo Flat Boots/BootiesPaul Green Black New Joslin Pleated Nubuck Ankle Heel Womens Boots/BootiesRED Valentino Black With Buckles Combat Leather Boots/BootiesSaint Laurent Black Sequin Ankle Boots/Booties,Saint Laurent Black Women's Leather Studded Motorcycle Boots/Booties,RED Valentino Black Mid Calf Leather Boots/Booties,Jimmy Choo Black Marlin Buckled Patent Leather Ankle Boots/Booties,Tory Burch Black New Leather Ankle Fall Winter Boots/BootiesSaint Laurent Black Leather Knee High Eu 38.5 Boots/Booties,Frye Polished Black Antique Melissa Button Zip Boots/Booties,Valentino Black Garavani Rockstud Quilted Leather Harness 8 Boots/Booties,Chloé Black Susannah Studded Leather Ankle Boots/Booties,Tory Burch Black 9.5m Joanna Tumbled Leather Riding Boots/BootiesBurberry Black Made In Italy Classic "Holloway Canvas" Nova Check Canvas Rain Boots/Booties,Stuart Weitzman Black Halftime Over The Knee Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Liliboot 30 Suede Knee High Boots/Booties,Tory Burch Black 10m Simone Over The Knee 35mm Vintage Buffalo Boots/Booties,Tory Burch Black New Leather Ankle Logo Boots/Booties,Stuart Weitzman Black Trotter Moto Mid Calf Boots/Booties,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Black Sb Eyelets (Black) Boots/Booties, 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.

Bed|Stü Black Distressed Leather Wedge Boots/Booties,