Ladies Ecco Albertville Black Albertville Ecco Ankle Boots/Booties Fashion 8a0299

Ladies Ecco Albertville Black Albertville Ecco Ankle Boots/Booties Fashion 8a0299
Skip to content

Ladies Ecco Albertville Black Albertville Ecco Ankle Boots/Booties Fashion 8a0299

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 Tory Burch Tan Boots/Booties Immediate delivery,

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.women Ariat Black/Red Western Boots/Booties Beautiful design,

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.women Cole Haan Black/Sequoia Boots/Booties Elegant,

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.

lady Christian Louboutin Grey Oslo Flats King of the quantity,

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.

lady Rebecca Minkoff Black Tristen Sandals Reasonable price,
WOMEN Coconuts Brown Blakely Riding Boots/Booties Many varieties,

Women's Jenni Kayne Black Darwin Boots/Booties The newest style,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.Women's Kimchi Blue Gray Wedge Boots/Booties Attractive and durable,

MISS Steve Madden Taupe Suede/Black Boots/Booties Rich on-time delivery,

Women's Rachel Roy Cream Quendal Boots/Booties Large selection,“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.

Ladies Cole Haan Grant Driver Flats Superior quality,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 Zara Oxford Flats Fast delivery,

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.woman Clarks Brown Tall Boots/Booties Guarantee quality and quantity,

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.woman Prada Black Leather Platform Boots/Booties Crazy Price, Birmingham,

WOMENS Skechers Black Leather Boots/Booties Call first,

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

womens Roxy Tan 457727 Boots/Booties clearance sale,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.lady Hunter Teal Gloss Tall Boots/Booties Quality and quantity guaranteed,

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


Brand new, never New, scuff on soles from trying them on

“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.womens J.Crew Studded Ballet Flats Queensland,

Women's Shimmery Beige Flats Elegant appearance,

“WOMEN Burberry Dark Brown Ankle Boots/Booties Cheap,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Women's Frye Black Demi Zip Boots/Booties Good 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 Matiko Black Marlin Boots/Booties superior,

Women's Robert Clergerie Black Wedge Boots/Booties Strong valueMISS Judith Leiber Silver Ballerina Flats a good reputation in the world,Ladies Jack Rogers Purple/White Sandals clearance sale,WOMENS Stuart Weitzman Brown Attackit Boots/Booties For sale,LADY Aquatalia Black Danika Over-the-knee Boots/Booties Stable quality,lady Tory Burch Grey Suede Boots/Booties High quality and low effort,women BCBGMAXAZRIA Camel Bcbg Boots/Booties Attractive and durable,MISS Ed Hardy Green Boots/Booties Strong value,MISS Tory Burch Green Classic Flats Wholesale,Women's Black Pink Flamingo Flats Aesthetic appearancewomen ALAÏA Brown Pointed Toe Boots/Booties Known for its good quality,women Prada Black Chelsea Boots/Booties Crazy pricelady Frye Black Vicky Leather Boots/Booties Economical and practicallady Sam Edelman Taupe Louie Boots/Booties Good design,WOMEN Charlotte Russe Purple Slouchy Boots/Booties Every article described is availableladies Zara Bejewelled Satin (6435) Flats Lush design,lady Salvatore Ferragamo Pink Saba Flats Different products,WOMEN Jeffrey Campbell Black Valeria Sandals Reliable quality,LADY Ash Brown Leather/Washed Finish Boots/Booties At a lower price,MISS Hermès Black Suede Ankle Boots/Booties Stylish and charming,LADY Report Signature Gray/Olive Fall Boots/Booties Price reduction,MISS Red and Turquoise Boots/Booties Elegant and robust menu,WOMEN Burberry Multicolor The Haymarket Boots/Booties Bestsellers worldwide,women Prada Black Don’t Know Flats Cheap ideal,lady Tory Burch Silver Sandals selling pricewomen BCBGMAXAZRIA Brown Chestnut Leather Boots/Booties Quality and quantity guaranteed,womens Burberry Black 'holloway' Rain Boots/Booties Elegant and solemn,Women's Prada Grey/ Taupe Boots/Booties a wide range of products,women Frye Tan Ankle Boots/Booties King of the quantity,lady Hunter Green Tall Tartan Boots/Booties Easy to handle,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
womens IRO White Suede Boots/Booties Rich design, 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.

LADY Nine West Jacobe Boots/Booties Attractive fashion,