Women's Brown Jeffrey Campbell Brown Women's Everwell Boots/Booties Online sales aefa48

Women's Brown Jeffrey Campbell Brown Women's Everwell Boots/Booties Online sales aefa48
Skip to content

Women's Brown Jeffrey Campbell Brown Women's Everwell Boots/Booties Online sales aefa48

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)
womens Madewell Saddle Brown Archive Boots/Booties Bright colors,

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.LADY IRO Black Klara Boots/Booties environmentally friendly,

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.LADY A.S. 98 Gray Ankle Boots/Booties The highest quality material,

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.

woman Banana Republic Beige Boots/Booties Different styles and styles,

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.

Ladies Prada Cream Slip On Boots/Booties International choice,
MISS Salvatore Ferragamo Magenta Varina Flats in short supply,

womens Trafaluc Pink Wingtip Flats Special function,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.LADY Dior Brown Christian Boots/Booties Consumers first,

WOMENS Everlane Black The Chelsea Boots/Booties selling price,

womens Nike Black Utility Chukka Boots/Booties Sale Italy,“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.

women Bearpaw White Ii Boots/Booties Exquisite workmanship,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.women Dolce Vita Wine Jemma Boots/Booties Carefully selected materials,

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.WOMENS Joie Black Loren Boots/Booties official website,

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.womens Vince Camuto Women Leather Flats Known for its excellent quality,

lady Vince Camuto Mandarin Sandals in short supply,

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

lady Frye Brown Cognac Leather Boots/Booties special purchase,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.woman Clarks Black Delsie Stella Boots/Booties Online shop,

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

Description

Jeffrey Campbell Everwell Bootie
Cutouts
Buckles
Brown
Size 9
normal wear and tear associated with preowned shoes--scuffs on bottom--plenty of life left in these trendy booties--photos reflect 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.lady Affliction Black Boots/Booties New style,

WOMENS FreeBird Tan/Camel Mezcal Boots/Booties Strong heat and heat resistance,

“WOMENS A.S. 98 Olive/ Plum Boots/Booties Different styles and styles,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

WOMEN Sam Edelman Black Franklin Boots/Booties High quality,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.Women's Tod's Deg Flattie Tassel Flats Excellent quality,

Women's Isabel Marant Black Brenna Boots/Booties official website,womens N.Y.L.A. Gray Boots/Booties Elegant and stable packaging,lady Steve Madden Taupe Wowwzer Boots/Booties Attractive fashion,ladies Marco Santi Royal Blue Boots/Booties Low priceMISS Grey Flats Highly praised and appreciated by the audience of consumersWOMEN Valentino Brown Poudre Rockstud Flats Customer firstLADY Christian Louboutin Brown Suede Boots/Booties Aesthetic appearance,lady Minnetonka Brown Vintage Suede Boots/Booties durability,MISS Valentino Black Love Latch Boots/Booties Preferred material,womens Liliana Grey Women Boots/Booties Elegant and solemn,lady Valentino Purple Red New Boots/Booties clearance saleladies Dior Silver Rebelle Boots/Booties Win the praise of customersladies Jimmy Choo Perforated Ballet Flats tenderwomens Aerosoles Nuwyled Flats to buy,womens J.Crew Chocolate Tenley High-heel Boots/Booties retail price,LADY Versace Black Suede Boots/Booties new entry,lady 1.STATE Black Leban Cutout Boots/Booties Elegant styleWOMENS Tory Burch Tan Boots/Booties Immediate delivery,WOMENS Steve Madden Wine Ankle Boots/Booties Let our goods go out into the worldlady Black Jeans Barry Suede Boots/Booties At a lower price,woman Tory Burch Bridgette Ballet Flats Popular tide shoes,woman Cole Haan Deandra Gladiator Sandals in short supply,LADY Steve Madden Cognac/Brown Ankle Boots/Booties wear-resistantWOMENS Jimmy Choo Black #0100329 Boots/Booties product quality,WOMEN Clarks Black Indigo Ankle Boots/Booties Nice and charming,ladies Bally Tan Laredo Boots/Booties Nice and charming,women Halston Ink Blue Hhf5073003 Boots/Booties High quality and economy,womens Fendi Black Buckle Flats Special function,WOMENS Dior Embellished Flats Negotiate,ladies Tory Burch Brown Leather Sandals Preferred material,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or mrosenberg@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
womens Tory Burch Brown Logo Sandals in short supply, 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.

WOMENS Dansko Bronze Crepe Boots/Booties packaging diversity,