Burberry London Multi Colora 11543721 Sneakers Sneakers 11543721 d4a8a9

Burberry London Multi Colora 11543721 Sneakers Sneakers 11543721 d4a8a9
Skip to content

Burberry London Multi Colora 11543721 Sneakers Sneakers 11543721 d4a8a9

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)
Prada Black Criss Cross Peeptoe Mules/Slides,

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.Prada Pink Kitten Heel In Suede Pumps,

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.Donald J. Pliner Black and White Miles La06 Pumps,

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.

Taryn Rose Purple Gold Logo Pumps,

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 White Alexandra Crepe Pumps,
Tory Burch Natural/Tan/Tan Ethel 100mm Pumps,

Franco Sarto Black Floral Brocade Tapestry Mules/Slides,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.Dansko Black Medallion Embossed Patent Leather Professional Mules/Slides,

Juicy Couture Metallic Silver and Natural Wood Mules/Slides,

Miu Miu Bone " Baby Bianca"/Beige New In Box-sz 39/Us By Prada Bone/Beige Accent Patent Leather 1.5" Kitten Heel Slingback Pumps,“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.

3.1 Phillip Lim Black Suede Chain Link Pumps,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.Andrea Carrano Black Sale Save 50% Embellished Pumps,

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.Tory Burch Black New Mary Jane Wedge Leather Pumps,

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.Donald J. Pliner Brown / Beige Sneakers,

Matisse Tan Misty Suede Block Heel Mules/Slides,

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

Cole Haan Fuschia Cclog Summer Mules/Slides,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Easy Spirit Dark Brown Es Vicki Pumps,

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

Description

Burberry sneakers EU 38

“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.SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Turquoise Classic Pumps,

Manolo Blahnik Black Fabric Carolyne Pumps,

“Prada Brown Suede Ruched Pointed Pumps,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Christian Louboutin Brown Suede Peep-toe Heels Pumps,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.Vibram Pink and Black Finger Treksport Sneakers,

Salvatore Ferragamo Beige Cream Vara Monogrammed Bow Leather 4 A Italy PumpsBetsey Johnson Gold Blue By Gown Dress Sandals M Display Pumps,Stuart Weitzman Brown Python Pointed-toe Heels Pumps,Tom Ford Black Patent Peep Toe Pumpsadidas White Retro Stan Smith Sneakers Sneakers,Matisse Black Judith Kate Bosworth Mules/SlidesManolo Blahnik Magenta Sling Back Kitten Heel Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Karelli 45 Patent. PumpsReport Signature Pewter Snake Lustra Pumps,Sam Edelman White and Black With Tags Circus By Women's Nina Dress Pumps,Christian Louboutin Green Decoltish 100 Veau Velours Pumps,Nike Womens Air Max New Sneakers,Dior Multi-color Pink/ White Logo Mules/SlidesGiuseppe Zanotti Espresso Suede 75% Off Retail Made In Italy 36 38 Mules/SlidesMarc Fisher Gold Open Back Pointy with A Small Bow PumpsZara Pink Light Leather Pom Poms Peep Toe Sandals Pumps,Valentino Garavani Open Toe Green Patent Leather Heels 38 Pumps,FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Pink Pointed Toe Slingback PumpsSaint Laurent Black Patent Leather PumpsHermès Red Patent Leather & Tan Leather Italy Mules/Slides,BCBGeneration Brown Bcb Girls Leather Heel Mules/SlidesSalvatore Ferragamo Beige Snake Sling Back Peep Toe Heels Aaa Pumps,New Coral and Beige Snakeskin Print Pumps,Rebecca Minkoff Black/White Womens Brie PumpsTod's Black Patent Leather Platform Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Leather Decollete 868 Pointy 10 An Test Pumps,Nike Women's Roshe One Port Wine Running Sneakers. Style/Color: 844994-602 Sneakers,Free People Black Rose Ruffle Heel Mules/Slides,Vince Black New Pointed Toe D'orsay Claire High Heel Pumps,Prada Mustard Yellow / Tan Pumps

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or mrosenberg@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Cole Haan Brown Suede Slip Mules/Slides, 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.

Marc Jacobs Black Ricoerto Studded Slingback Heels Pumps,