women Birkenstock 059421 Redwood Boston 059421 Birkenstock Mules/Slides Excellent quality 7ea590

women Birkenstock 059421 Redwood Boston 059421 Birkenstock Mules/Slides Excellent quality 7ea590
Skip to content

women Birkenstock 059421 Redwood Boston 059421 Birkenstock Mules/Slides Excellent quality 7ea590

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)
lady Butter Pewter Pumps Excellent,

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.lady Antonio Melani Nude Pumps Special Price,

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.MISS Stuart Weitzman Omg Color Pumps Online shop,

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.

WOMENS Giuseppe Zanotti Black Chain Pumps High security,

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.

WOMENS Gina Peters Sage Mule Pumps Good worldwide reputation,
lady Black Sling Pumps Consumers first,

WOMEN Bally Nude Hamelin Flat Mules/Slides Fast delivery,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.MISS Franco Sarto Tan Leather Mules/Slides New design,

lady Tory Burch Beige/Nude Chelsea Pumps Immediate delivery,

LADY BCBGMAXAZRIA Camel Pumps price concessions,“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.

woman Miu Miu Purple Pointed Pumps Online shop,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.women Steve Madden Pink Floral Pumps New products in 2235,

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.WOMENS Stella McCartney Orange Pumps Beautiful art,

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.womens Rockport Black Oxford Women's Sneakers Elegant and robust packaging,

women BCBGMAXAZRIA Black Mules/Slides Quality first,

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

womens Aerosoles Gold Fabcalloway Pumps Fair price,

But at least two council members, Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Pete von Reichbauer, appeared supportive of the plan and sympathetic to the Mariners.Ladies Tory Burch Red Hawthorn Pumps Unique,

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

Description

Birkenstock Boston 059421 Redwood
Ladies Size 10 / Men's Size 0
New In Box

“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.LADY Dolce&Gabbana Black Pumps Modern and stylish fashion,

Ladies Multi-color Mules/Slides a wide range of products,

“Women's Valentino Black Slingback Sandal Pumps Easy to clean surface,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Women's Alberto Zago Brown Pony Pumps Low price,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.womens Miu Miu Black Embroidery Mules/Slides Modern,

MISS Vince Black Claire D’orsay Pumps Modern technology,WOMEN Love Moschino Red Velvet Pumps We have received praise from our customers.,womens Christian Louboutin Red Declic Pumps Rich design,WOMEN DKNY Cream Pumps New design,Women's Cape Robbin Blue Fur Mules/Slides newcomer,ladies Fendi Black Spiked Heel Mules/Slides Stylish,MISS Salvatore Ferragamo Black Cute Pumps Modern mode,lady Marc Jacobs Red Heel Pumps Win the praise of customers,lady Dolce&Gabbana Black Pumps Big sale,women Black Veronique Heel Pumps quality products,WOMEN Calvin Klein Nude Vable Pumps The newest style,womens Jack Rogers Black Sandals Elegant and stable packagingwomens Dansko Brown Professional Mules/Slides Special promotions at the end of the yearladies BCBGeneration Multi-color Bcbgirls Mules/Slides Fine workmanship,womens Steve Madden Pumps economyWOMENS Burberry Black Brown Classic Pumps shopping onlineLadies Valentino Black Rockstud Pumps Bestsellers worldwide,womens Gianvito Rossi Mustard Harlow Pumps packaging diversity,lady Manolo Blahnik Carolyne Heels Average costs,WOMEN Miu Miu Brown Mules/Slides Good market,LADY Prada Mules/Slides Crazy pricelady Stuart Weitzman Black Glotallulah Pumps New products in 2186,woman Sam Edelman Burgundy Darla Pumps special offer,Ladies Christian Louboutin Black Décolleté Pumps Moderate costswomens Giuseppe Zanotti Red Giuseppe-zanotti-flame-cut-out-bootie Pumps Most economical,woman Sergio Rossi Blue At5703.000 Pumps The color is very noticeableLADY Nike Black Sneakers auction,WOMENS Giuseppe Zanotti Pink Mules/Slides economy,ladies Anne Klein Black Pumps Buy onlinewomens ALDO Gold Pumps Quality and quantity guaranteed,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or mrosenberg@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
WOMENS Stuart Weitzman Lime Green Pumps Optimal price, 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.

WOMEN Stuart Weitzman Brown Slingback Pumps Bright colors,