Nike White White Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers fa426b

Nike White White Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers fa426b
Skip to content

Nike White White Nike Air Max Thea Sneakers fa426b

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)
Hunter Brown Cream Fur Trim Designer Shearling Heels 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.Salvatore Ferragamo Beige/ Light Taupe Beige/Tan Bow Low Kitten Heel Pumps,

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.Salvatore Ferragamo Beige Leather Kitten Heels (52225) 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.

Betsey Johnson Champange Alliie Ankle Strap Platform Dress Sandals 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.

Marc Jacobs Multi-color Wingtip Style Peep Toe Pumps,
Barbara Bui Ivory Platform Sandal Pumps,

Tory Burch Dark Red Rosette Design Slip On Sneakers Sneakers,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.Joan & David Red Pump Mules/Slides,

Zara Slingback Kitten Heels with Feather Pumps,

Valentino Gold Rockstud Ankle Strap 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.

Calvin Klein Black Patent Leather Womens Whinnie Dress 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.Prada Tan Woven Raffia Alligator Cap-toe 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.Christian Louboutin Navy Ink Blue Simple 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.Nike Black Duel Fusion Lite Sneakers,

Prada Blue Light Straw and Pink 000 Mules/Slides,

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

Zara Black/White Pointed High Heels New 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.Burberry Nova Check Beige Classic Plaid Kitten Heels Made In Italy Pumps,

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


New twice. Should have ordered a 9. These fit like and 8.

The Nike Air Max Thea delivers a modern alternative to your traditional runner.

Minimalist textile, synthetic, and leather upper.
Below the foot is a Phylon(TM) sole that houses a visible Air-Sole(R) unit for long-lasting comfort and traction throughout your day.

“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.Stuart Weitzman Light Green/ Mint Heels Pumps,

L.K. Bennett Black Grey White Pointed Toe Satin Pumps,

“Badgley Mischka Silver Geranium Ankle Strap Dress Sandals Metalic 5. Pumps,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

adidas Red and Black Speedex 16.1 Boxing Sneakers,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.Zara Cream Shimmery Mid Heel Slingback Mules/Slides,

Ellen Tracy Black Pointed Toe Pumps,Prada Silver Leather Heels 36.5 (61303) Pumps,Miu Miu Black Patent Leather Peep Pumps,Manolo Blahnik Brown 'loyal' Leather - Pumps,Converse Multicolor Ltd Edition Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe Hi Tops SneakersDolce&Gabbana Black Satin Evening Sandals Mules/Slides,Valentino Black Women's Suede Zip Up Ballerina Pumps,Salvatore Ferragamo Midnight Blue Style Number 338db35414 Pumps,Anne Klein Black Reptile Print Klatkins PumpsManolo Blahnik Brown Suede Leather Pointed Pumps,Proenza Schouler Black and Gold Peep Toe Snake Trim Pumps,J/Slides Platino Leather Andie Sneaker Sneakers,Dansko Brown Bronze Womens Pro Xp Patent Slither Casual Mules/SlidesKork-Ease Red with Black In The Leather Creases K52305 Cnd12 Mules/SlidesZara Sky Blue Sling Back Pumps,Naturalizer Gold Yanni Heeled Zip Sandals 172 Rose Dust / 36 Eu Pumps,L.A.M.B. Nude Beige/Nude Laken Sandal Pumps,Salvatore Ferragamo Black Patent Plum Pumps,Asics Royal Blue Dynaflyte 2 Sneakers,Nine West Women's Resort Style Mules/Slides,Jimmy Choo Black Patent Leather Open Toe Mules/Slides,Black Caila Strappy Sandals 934 Pumps,Vince Camuto Gold Paxton Caged Dress Sandals Bronze M Display Pumps,Zara Purple-blue Jacquard Pointed Toe Court High Heel Pumps,Black Velvet Suede Rabbit Fur Peep Toe Slingback Pumps,Christian Louboutin Nude Simple 85 Patent Leather PumpsChristian Louboutin Black Boudiva Calf Pony Rabbit Fur Sandals Heels Pumps Mules/Slides,Lucky Brand Gray Leather Boho Mules/SlidesEileen Fisher Plum/ Wine Marlow Suede Mary Jane Women's Pumps,J. Reneé Brown Suede Heels Rabbit Fur Pom Pom Pumps,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Shellys London Black Delphine Platform 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.

Black Chunky Share Toe Heal Zipper Pumps,