Steve Block Madden Brown Percy Block Steve Heel Ankle Taupe Boots/Booties 288fbd

Steve Block Madden Brown Percy Block Steve Heel Ankle Taupe Boots/Booties 288fbd
Skip to content

Steve Block Madden Brown Percy Block Steve Heel Ankle Taupe Boots/Booties 288fbd

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)
Cole Haan Chestnut Brown Adler Riding Boots/Booties,

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.Zara Black Leather Desert Ankle Desert Style Boots/Booties,

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.Zara Black Leather Ankle with Shimmery Heel Boots/Booties,

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 Black New Ashlynn Riding Boots/Booties,

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.

Jimmy Choo Black Leather 142 Datchet Boots/Booties,
Prada Dark Brown Calzature Donna Boots/Booties,

Lucky Brand Brown Marie Leather Heeled Boots/Booties,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.Barneys New York Deep Brown Boots/Booties,

Taryn Rose Black New Carolyn Silky Cow Fashion Boots/Booties,

Jeffrey Campbell Black Leather Platform Hi-heel Ankle Boots/Booties,“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.

Salvatore Ferragamo Black Brindisi Velvet Over The Knee Boots/Booties,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.FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Black Pointed Stiletto Boots/Booties,

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.Aquatalia Light Brown Shearling Trimmed Round Toe Ankle M Boots/Booties,

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.Fendi Brown Winter Tale Fur Leather Buckle Platform Ankle Heel Boots/Booties,

Justin Brown #2551 Stampede Collection Boots/Booties,

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

Tory Burch Black Leather Suede Stylish Comfortable Versatile Zipper Boots/Booties,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Jimmy Choo Black Harlow 80 Boots/Booties,

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


Steve Madden Percy Block Heel Ankle Boots - Taupe, 8.5 US

Brand: Steve Madden
Color: Taupe
Material: Leather
Heel Height: 3.50 inch
Size: 8.5 US

Condition: Brand new in original box.

Shipping: Orders are shipped within 1 business day of purchase


“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.Rag & Bone Black Moto Leather Boots/Booties,

Christian Louboutin Black Babel 100 Knee High 38 Boots/Booties,

“BCBGMAXAZRIA Brown Mink Distressed Capra Boots/Booties,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Jimmy Choo Brown Over The Knee Suede Boots/Booties,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.Dior Brown with Beige Linen Boots/Booties,

Ivy Kirzhner Black Adobee Butter Nappa Boots/Booties,Saint Laurent Black And Gold Leather Boots/Booties,Sam Edelman Brown Leather with Buckles Boots/Booties,Lucchese Brown 1883 Leather Cowboy Cowgirl Riding Women Boots/Booties,Cole Haan Black and Brown Riding Boots/Booties,Burberry Black Buckle Brain Rubber Riding Boots/Booties,L.K. Bennett Black Suede Delia Over The Knee Otk Riding 37.5 Boots/Booties,Balenciaga Black Patent Leather All Over Logo Slash Heel Ankle Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Suede Siegfridalta Boots/Booties,Prada Brown Leather Kitten Heel Boots/BootiesMIA Brown Chunky Heel Nwob Boots/Booties,Hunter Black Rubber Women's Refined Webbing Backstrap Boots/BootiesFreeBird Black Flint Leather Distressed Motorcycle Women Boots/Booties,Jimmy Choo Black Biker Leather: Short Double Bucket Boots/Booties,Burberry Black Overfield Open Women's Euro Boots/BootiesCole Haan Black Country Leather Boots/Booties,Brown Beige Carmel New York Transit Boots/Booties,Prada Brown Lux Moro Calf Leather Tall Buckle Boots/BootiesDonald J. Pliner Black "Lula" Leather Heeled Anke Euc Boots/Booties,Tory Burch Black Gigi Logo Quilted Tassel Wedge Platform Patent Boots/BootiesBurberry Black Holloway Rubber Rain Boots/BootiesValentino Black New Astro Couture Over-the-knee Boots/Booties,Cole Haan Brown New Auden Waterproof Leather Wedge Boots/BootiesRalph Lauren Brown Devi Suede and Shearling Boots/BootiesMonika Chiang Dark Brown Bulliet Platform Boots/Booties,Paul Green Black New "Jada" Suede and Leather Ankle Boots/Booties,Salvatore Ferragamo Black Women's Rosaria Leather Knee High Size9.5/39.5 Boots/BootiesChristian Louboutin Black Miss Tack Botta Leather Boots/BootiesStuart Weitzman Black Suede Kilgore Boots/Booties,Brown Adisonn Zip Ankle 170 Cognac Boots/Booties

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Barneys New York Black Slim Boots/Booties, 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.

Frye Black Dorado Genuine Rabbit Boots/Booties,