Brunello Blush Cucinelli Pink Natural Nude Blush Brunello Leather Sandals 3bbaad

Brunello Blush Cucinelli Pink Natural Nude Blush Brunello Leather Sandals 3bbaad
Skip to content

Brunello Blush Cucinelli Pink Natural Nude Blush Brunello Leather Sandals 3bbaad

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)
Dolce&Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana Brocade Jewelled Wedges Bianca Sandals,

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.Rag & Bone Nude New Ankle Strap Wedge Leather Sandals,

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.Aquazzura Royal Blue Bel Air 105 Sandals,

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.

Stuart Weitzman Glitter Leather Nudist Sandals,

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 Gold Ricki Studded Sandals,
Tory Burch Black Amanda Flat Thong Leather Gold Logo Sandals,

Givenchy Black Jelly Chain Link Rubber Strap Mule Slide Flop Flat 35 Sandals,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.Salvatore Ferragamo Metallic Striped Leather Peep Sandals,

Jessica Simpson Brown Elisbette Gladiator 016 Buff / 38 Eu Sandals,

Jimmy Choo Pink Leather Slingback Sandals,“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.

Christian Louboutin Ivory Gold Escatin 100 Sandals,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 Blue Thin Flip Flop Logo Blue/Gold Sandals,

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.Burberry Red Nova Check Jelly Sandals,

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.Burberry Black with Check Print Meadow Flat Leather Thong Sandals,

Stuart Weitzman Gray Barebraid Clay Nappa Sandals,

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

Marc Fisher Black Sueann Platform Wedge Suede Sandals,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Céline Brick Mink Fur Bracelet Ruffle Sandals,

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


Brunello Cucinelli Nartual Nude Blush Leather Sandals. These Sandals Feature A Natural Nude Color Tone Made With Italian Luxurious Leather. Fastened With A Ankle Strap And Buckle These Sandals Are Perfect For The Incoming Summer Season.

Ankle Strap with Buckle Fastening
Rubber Sole
Grips on Bottom of Shoes
Leather Insole
Made in Italy

“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.Chloé Beige Lovato Chunky Natural Leather Wood Sandals,

Prada Orange Leather Flip Flops Thongs Sandals,

“Tory Burch Navy Sea/Brilliant Miller Leather Sandals,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Valentino Yellow Pvc with Signature Pyramid Rockstuds Sandals,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.Dior Red Crimson Patent Leather Logo Embellished Slide Sandals,

Free People Grey Great Lengths Gladiator ~ Price Reduced ~ SandalsAcne Studios Black and Purple Sandals,Tory Burch Neon Magenta Thora Sandals,Versace Black Medusa Rubber Slide Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti Silver Cruel Summer Wing Sandals,Mixx Shuz Pink Sex and The City Sandals,Charlotte Olympia Pink Suede and Mesh Botanica Flower Embellished Plat Sandals,Tory Burch Black Pvc Flip Flops SandalsBirkenstock Copper Arizona Metallic Made In Germany Sandals,Jimmy Choo Women's Metallic Woven Glitter Slides Sandals,Burberry Brown/Classic Check Abbie Flat Check-print Espadrille Sandals,Saint Laurent Black Patent Tribute Leather Sandals,Stuart Weitzman Pale Gold The Nudist Sandals,Christian Louboutin Gold Velvet Ankle Wrap 140mm SandalsLoeffler Randall Multicolor New Strappy Flat Womens SandalsSam Edelman Black with Gold Studs Sandals,Tory Burch Bleach Eloise Mestico / Soft Patent 9.5m Sandals,Tory Burch Vintage Vachetta Flat Miller Leather Sandals,Rag & Bone Black Roni Croceffect Leather Sandals,Valentino Brown Multicolor With Rhinestones Studs and Embroidery Sandals,Vince Camuto Gold Mairana Block Heeled Two Strap SandalsNautica Ocean Blue--new with Tags Unisex Womien's Boys/Men Sandals,Prada Brown Leather Ostrich Slide/Sandal Sandals,Eileen Fisher Taupe Beige Flats Sandals,Valentino Green Rockstud Black Leather Thong Flat Flip Flop 37.5 Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti Black Gold Stardust Sandals,Zara Gray Leather Lining Pewter Metal Buckle E40 SandalsVince Black Leather Women's Open Mules Heel SandalsJ. Jill Black Suede Leather Flats with Stones Sandals,Tory Burch Ocean Breeze 28148722 Sandals,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Betsey Johnson Black Nolte Faux Fur Trim Sandals, 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.

Tabitha Simmons Beige 'fayelinn' Stone Cork Stiletto Sandals,