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.Marc Jacobs Black Nubuck Suede Leather Studded Heels Italy Pumps,
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 Purple Sharpetta Suede 100mm Strap A759 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.
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 Darling (Pink) Decoltish 100 Suede Pointed Heels 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
- 'An amazing opportunity for Seattle': NHL group touts Northgate practice facility as asset for area VIEW
- Sockeyes or Totems? Announcing the winner of our (unofficial) tournament to name Seattle's NHL team VIEW
- The Final Word: Bob Condotta reviews what he got right and wrong about Seahawks vs. Rams
- Q&A with Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake: 'We know the bull’s-eye’s on us' WATCH
- Sports on TV & radio: Local listings for Seattle games and events
Christian Louboutin Neon Yellow So Kate120 Pumps,Sergio Rossi Grey Godiva Style Pumps,Christian Louboutin New T-strap Sandals 8.5 Pumps,Cole Haan Black and Ivory Kyle Roccia Print Snakeskin Pumps,Valentino Deep Orange Rockstud Slingback Mid Pumps,Christian Louboutin Platine (Gold) Jumping 100 Metallic Leather Vintage Strap Sandals Pumps,Christian Louboutin Burgundy Pigalle Follies 100 Wine Suede Heel 37.5 PumpsChloé Beige Tan Brown Scalloped Suede 50mm Heel Pumps,Steve Madden Black Bambu Dress 123 Velvet Pumps,Ecco Rounded Toe Mettallic Taupe New Pumps,Banana Republic Grey Strappy Style/Wrap Around Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black/Beige Lady Grant 100 Pumps,Christian Louboutin Tan Guinevere 120 Abricot Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Leopard Multi Pigalle Follies 100 Patent Degrade Pumps,Badgley Mischka Neutral Satin Embellished Pumps,Marc by Marc Jacobs Black Marry Jane Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black So Kate Malachite Green Patent Stiletto Pumps,Alexander McQueen Gordon Scarpa Pelle S. Cuoio Pumps,Saint Laurent Grey Tribute Ysl Patent Pumps,Christian Louboutin Gray/Ganmetal Nwb Zappa Suede Spiked PumpsManolo Blahnik Blue Sedaraby Rhinestone Buckle D'orsay Open Toe Peep Toe 37.5 7 PumpsChristian Louboutin Black So Kate Loubitag Patent Graffiti Stiletto Pumps,Christian Louboutin Silver Pigalle Follies Lame Gourmette Stiletto Pumps,Bottega Veneta Green/Purple Women Green/Purple Leather Floral Heels It 37/Us 7 430540 8404 Pumps,Kenneth Cole Reaction Chocolate Brown T Strap Mary Janes Pumps,Dolce&Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana Suede Python Black Pumps,Pour La Victoire Black Patent Irina Ii Pumps,Donald J. Pliner Nola Copper Metallic Leather Slingback Pumps,Christian Louboutin Purple Iriza 100mm Purplepop Suede D'orsay Heel Sz. 38.5 Euro Pumps,Sam Edelman Nude Patti Strappy Sandals Pumps
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.Valentino Lipstick (Rose) Red Rose Pumps,
Giorgio Armani Nude Slingback Leather Pvc Elasticized 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 Leoprard Dorispiky 100 Dorissima Spikes Heels 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.Christian Louboutin White Door Knock So Kate Leather 120 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.Stuart Weitzman Scarlet Everyday Suede Pointed 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.Christian Louboutin (Look New) Leather Apostrophy 70mm 37.5 / Pumps,
Councilman Rob Dembowski also seemed skeptical of the Mariners funding plan and asked pointed questions at the meeting.
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 Brown Pigalle Follies Leopard Pony Hair 100mm So Kate Eu37.5 Pumps,
Kohl-Welles noted the need for more housing but also lauded the stadium as an important asset to fund.
New in box! Storm grey platinum crystal
The Olson boasts a classic silhouette with a dazzling upgrade.
Crystals cover the satin fabric upper on a pointed toe pump.
Man-made lining and insole.
Wrapped post heel.
Heel Height: 4 in
Weight: 10 oz
“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.Charlotte Olympia Black Dolly Classic Suede Gold Platform Pumps,
“Franco Sarto Powder Pink Splendor Pumps,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.
Salvatore Ferragamo Black Sku 8273642 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.Miu Miu Red Multi Python Heeled Tie Oxford Pumps,
Rag & Bone Auburn Black Leather Pumps,Christian Louboutin Red Daffodile Leather PumpsJimmy Choo Blue Strappy Platfrom Sandal Pumps,Manolo Blahnik Navy Carolyne Leather Slingback Pumps,Dior Blue Velvet Tresor Jewel Embellished Pointy Pumps,Dior Lt. Pink/Nude Christian Pink/Nude Patent Pointy Toe Heels New Pumps,Christian Louboutin Tan Nude Classic Hyper Prive 120 Patent Hidden Platform Peep Toe Sz. Euro Pumps,Christian Louboutin Blue #12804 Pigalle Follies 100 Veau Velours Pumps,Jimmy Choo Nude Luna Patent Leather Pumps,Jimmy Choo Silver Silver-tone Leather Pointed-toe Pumps,Donald J. Pliner Black Snake Skin W/Silver Stud Detail W/Silver It 35 Pumps,Bettye Muller Multicolor Annie Pointed - Pink Pansy Pumps,Valentino Red Rosso 40(Eu) Rockstud Pumps,Circa Joan & David Brown and Gray Evensen Oxford Pumps,Charlotte Olympia Blue Priscilla In Stripes Linen PumpsTod's White Cream/Brown Patent Cross Strap Platform Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Talitha Suede T-strap Platform Heels Pumps,Saint Laurent Black Tribute Yves Ysl 105 Silver Leather Heel 38 Pumps,Tory Burch Brown - Aaden Mid Heel Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Konstantina 70 Leather Heels PumpsBrian Atwood Light Grey Verner Suede Fringe Platform Peep Open Heels PumpsChristian Louboutin Grey Classic Platform 4" Leather Heels Pumps,Christian Louboutin Blue Decollete 100 Horizon Suede Pumps,Dolce Vita Navy Suede Paige Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Porligat 120 Nappa Caged Cage Stiletto Boot Bootie Sandal Heel Pumps,J.Crew Black/Snakeskin New D'orsay Open Toe Snake Print PumpsAlexander Wang Black Leah 65 Mesh Pumps,Valentino Black New Rockstud Ankle Strap Pumps,Enzo Angiolini Dark Red Eadixy Pumps,Dior Hortensia Pink Christian Kca078pyd Snake Designer Eur 36.5 Pumps,
The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.