Belle by Sandals Sigerson Morrison Beige Suede Sandals by c99b11

Belle by Sandals Sigerson Morrison Beige Suede Sandals by c99b11
Skip to content

Belle by Sandals Sigerson Morrison Beige Suede Sandals by c99b11

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)
Salvatore Ferragamo Beige and Blush Pulcket Leather 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.Vince Black Georgie Textured Leather 2 Strap 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.Firth Nude Leather Ankle Wrap 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.

Tory Burch White 'miller 2' Logo (Women) 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.

Christian Louboutin Brown Bikee Bike Nude Spike Flat 39 Sandals,
Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Three Strap Platform Heel Store Display Sandals,

Steve Madden Black Scrappy Wedge 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.Tory Burch Black Tevray Huarache Wedge Sandals,

Tory Burch Multicolor Thin Flip Sandals,

Chaco Two-toned Purple Women's Zx/2 Yampa 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.

Tory Burch Turquoise Logo Miller Leather Flats Flip Flops 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.Valentino Black Rockstud Rolling Leather Gladiator 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.St. John Multi Color Classic Leather Heels with Gold Ring 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.Marc Fisher Medium Brown Blair Sandals,

Zara Black Genuine Leather Laser Cut High Heel Stiletto Sandals,

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

Charlotte Olympia Green Marina Flats Palm Leaf Espadrille Flats Sandals,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Emilio Pucci Pink/Brown Print Canvas Cross Strap Sandals,

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


Super soft suede in a great neutral beige color. Asymmetrical straps across foot, closed heel with ankle straps. Silver tone buckles. Stacked wood cone shaped 3.5" heels. In excellent condition!

“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 Ivory Leighanne Patent Thong Sandals,

Tory Burch Black Leather Miller Thong Sandals,

“Lanvin Black New Peep Toe Python and Leather Ankle Strap Sandals,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Beverly Feldman Pink Blossomed Satin Flower Heel 11m 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.Tom Ford Brown Ankle Wrap Ring Block Heel Sandals,

Tory Burch Tan Hibiscus Miller Leather SandalsMoschino Black Gold & Slides Sandals,Pierre Hardy Black Blondie Suede Sandals,Tan & White Crafted In Portugal Leather Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti Black Coline Peacock Feather Sandals,Tory Burch Thin Flip-flop Samba Compass Neckerchief Samba Sandals,Tory Burch Tiger Lily/Orange Michaela Bow Jelly Flip Flop Sandals,Tory Burch Tan Gold New Leather Thongs Flat Summer Flip Flop Sandals,Valentino Silver Rockstud Flip Flop SandalsMiu Miu Brown Women's Bow Decorated Open Toe High Sandals,American Rag Black Suede Heel with Velcro Strap At Ankle Sandals,Giuseppe Zanotti New Coline 3 Strap SandalsReed Krakoff Brown Leather Slingback Cutout Platform Wooden 8/39 New Sandals,Tory Burch Gold Perforated Logo Slingback Sandals,Tory Burch Gold Tumbled Metalic Leather "Ali " Reva Thong Flat Sandals,Saint Laurent Black Embellished Leather Sandals,Alexander Wang Burgundy Antonia Suede Ankle-strap Sandals,Bella Marie Black By Anna Cavaly-10 SandalsBalenciaga Black Leather Open Toe Heel W/Violet Ankle Straps 391156 1092 SandalsStuart Weitzman Multi Color Once Sandals,Elizabeth and James Black Gypsy Macrame Sandals,Tory Burch Brown Tan Leather Miller Sandals,Tory Burch Tan Amanda Flat Thong SandalsOscar de la Renta Nude Sandals,Rock & Republic Cream Leather Textured Leather Studs Metallic Heels Edgy Cage Sandals,Saint Laurent Pale Rose Tribute Patent Platform SandalsReed Krakoff Black New Boxer Box Leather Strappy Heels 40 Sandals,Tory Burch Black/Rose Camila Thongs Sandals,Tory Burch Black Pewter Miller 2 Polka Dot Leather Sandals,Valentino Black Sold Out Rockstud Pvc Slide Eu 39 Sandals,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Zara Leather Flat Crossover (3760) 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.

Alice + Olivia Brown Paula Suede Fringe Gladiator Sandals,