Aquazzura Red Red Aquazzura Thing Fringed He Pumps b964f8

Aquazzura Red Red Aquazzura Thing Fringed He Pumps b964f8
Skip to content

Aquazzura Red Red Aquazzura Thing Fringed He Pumps b964f8

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)
Christian Louboutin Blue Multicolor Peep-toe Rolando Pumps,

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.Manolo Blahnik Dark Navy Bb 90 Patent Leather Black 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.Christian Louboutin Follies Multi Spikes 100 Beige Leather Heel 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.

Salvatore Ferragamo Camel Classic Italy 8.5aa 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.

Blue Makayla Pointed Toe Ankle Strap Heels Navy / Pumps,
Chloé Navy Blue Lauren Suede Ankle Strap D'orsay Pumps,

Valentino Red Garavani Rockstud Leather Stiletto Slingbacks Pumps,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.Jimmy Choo Multicolor Off-white X Floral Printed Chisel Toe Anne 100 39. Pumps,

Oscar de la Renta Peep-toe Pumps,

Saint Laurent Nude Tribute Ysl Tribtoo Patent Leather 40 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.

Christian Louboutin Rose Gold Metalic 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.Bone White Leather Vintage 1960s Offwhite Stilettos Sexy Eyelet 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.Salvatore Ferragamo Re Drer Gavina Sandals Italy Logo Suede Bow C Pink 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.Jimmy Choo Pink Dark Orchid Suede Pumps,

Christian Louboutin Beige Nude Leather Pointed-toe Pumps,

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

Christian Louboutin Brown Pigalle Follies 100 Nude Blush 5 Dark Kid Heel 40 Pumps,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Christian Louboutin Grey Patent Pigalle Spike Pumps,

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


Brand new red aquazzura shoes

“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.Saint Laurent Multicolored Yves Obsession Suede Platform Slingback Pumps,

Adrianna Papell Gold Jamie Peep Toe Mesh Caged 642 Pumps,

“Tory Burch Black New Wedge Calf Hair Pumps,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Sergio Rossi Wine Red Leather Square 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.Vince Camuto Beige - Crane Pumps,

Dolce&Gabbana Yellow Leopard Print Patent Leather Peep Toe Platfor PumpsCole Haan Nude *new* Pebbled Leather PumpsL.K. Bennett Taupe & Browm Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Nwb Karelli 45 Patent Slingbacks 37/6.5 Pumps,Missoni for Target Black with Beige Pumps,Jimmy Choo Gold Glitter Mary Jane PumpsStella McCartney Blue and Mint Strappy Canvas Pumps,Jimmy Choo Nude Cosmic Patent Leather Pumps,Prada Olive Green (Grey Undertone) For Neiman Marcus Patent Leather D'orsay 37.5 Pumps,Stuart Weitzman Blue Bluebird Pal Pumps,Burberry Black Leather & Logo Heels / PumpsManolo Blahnik Beige Suede Laser Cut Die Cut Flower Pumps,SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Grey Etta T Strap Flower Heels Pumps,Christian Louboutin Brown Cute Schoolgirl Eu 37 - 6.5 Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black So Kate 120 Kid Pumps,Christian Louboutin Aqua Blue So Kate 9clr0228 Pumps,Corso Como Black Suede Regina Pointy Toe Pumps,Valentino Valenitno Silver Metallic Bow Peep-Toe Sling Backs,Christian Louboutin Beige Rolando 120 Patent Calf Pumps,Christian Louboutin Burgundy Neofilo Patent Round-toe Red Sole Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black/Silver Pigalle Spikes Pumps,ALDO Beige Nude Atlantic City Heels Pumps,Christian Louboutin Nude Mademoi Top 150 Patent Criss-cross Platform Pumps,Stuart Weitzman Black Marymid Suede PumpsManolo Blahnik Black It Pointy Toe Sling Leather Slip On Pumps,Valentino Tan Popular Style But Not Rembember Pumps,Banana Republic Tan Rose Beige Pointed Toe Nude Leather PumpsChristian Louboutin Gold Actina 100 Laminato Slingback Strappy Strap Sandal Classic Heel Pumps,Oscar de la Renta Brown Snakeskin D'orsay 39) 118080 Pumps,Valentino Black Rockstud Platform Leather Pumps,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Christian Louboutin Silver and Black So Kate Croc Lurex 120 Pumps, 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.

Tory Burch Gray Chunky Heel Pumps,