Tony Tan Lama Tan Tony Men's Leather Western Boots/Booties 7b4a6c

Tony Tan Lama Tan Tony Men's Leather Western Boots/Booties 7b4a6c
Skip to content

Tony Tan Lama Tan Tony Men's Leather Western Boots/Booties 7b4a6c

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)
Brian Atwood Oxblood Suede Platform Stiletto 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.Prada Olive Green Rossa Suede Leather Ankle 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.Donald J. Pliner Black Patent Leather 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.

Frye Grey Vintage Leather 'billy' (Women) 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.

Christian Louboutin Black/Multi Pigalle Follies 100 Patent Loubitag Pumps,
Stuart Weitzman Snow Tiemodel Over The Knee Boots/Booties,

Manolo Blahnik Tan Leopard Pony Hair 40 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.AK Anne Klein Burgundy Leather Gold Hardware Boots/Booties,

IRO Khaki Green Suede Merrick Wedge Boots/Booties,

Tan/Black Women's Winter 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.

Black & Grey Graphic 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.Christian Louboutin Black Lady Peep 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.Henri Bendel Brown and White Classic Stripe Rainboot 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.Tod's Beige Tan Suede Lamb Fur Buckle Platform Ankle Boots/Booties,

Sam Edelman Black and Purple Boots/Booties,

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

Cole Haan Black Nike Air Air Devyn Rainboot 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.Giuseppe Zanotti Gray Design Women's Suede Shearling Wedge Boots/Booties,

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


Men's Size 9 1/2. Stamped inside the shaft imperfect. I'm not sure what the imperfection is. There is a tiny hole punched near the top of the shaft next to the pull on one boot. They show wear with scuffs, marks and stains. The toes have some deep scuffs. The soles show light to medium wear. There is some cracking to the piping that runs up the sides of the shaft and there is an area at the top on one boot where the piping is loose. The shafts are soft. Nicely broken in with lots of life left. I ship same or next business 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.Manolo Blahnik Green Carolyne Point Toe Suede Slingbacks Pumps,

Valentino Black Leather Crisscross Grommet Pumps,

“Saint Laurent Tan Suede Fringe Knee High Boots/Booties,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Sperry Tan and Plaid Ladyfish 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.Rag & Bone Blue Floral Classic Newbury Suede Ankle Boots/Booties,

Christian Louboutin Nude Pigalle 100 Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Neofilo 120 Kid Pumps,Australia Luxe Collective Sand Tsar Tall Boots/Booties,Pour La Victoire Red Suede Oxblood Boots/Booties,Hunter Navy Matte Tall Classic Wellington Grey Wellies Boots/Booties,Zara Black Stretch Fabric High Heel Ankle Boots/BootiesCharlotte Ronson Gray Edgy Rock and Roll Cool Steeple Misha Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Pigalle Follies Patent Leather 100mm PumpsChristian Louboutin White So Kate Python PumpsL.L.Bean Beige Vintage Canada Women M Equestrian Riding Boots/BootiesDonald J. Pliner Dark Red/Burgundy Boots/Booties,Maiyet Dark Green Jane Pony Hair Mid-heel Boots/Booties,Vince Camuto Black Vintage Cow Vo-hether Ankle Boots/Booties,Vince Camuto Beige Light Gray Peera Cutout Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Patent Pigalle 100 Calf Pumps,IRO Black and White Sherie Two Tone Heel Boots/BootiesTory Burch Almond (Brownish Tan) Eloise Riding Boots/Booties,Ariat Red Tops with Gold and Yellow Stitching. Leopard Print Square Toes. 10000543 Boots/Booties,Dolce Vita Dark Olive Hilary Boots/Booties,Bally Black Genuine Shearling Flat Boots/Booties,Old Navy Grey Cowgirl Chic Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Decollete 868 100 Mm Fit 7 / Pumps,Coconuts by Matisse Ivory Miranda Boots/Booties,Joie Camel Bentlee Over The Knee Boots/Booties,Aquatalia Deep Plum Stacked Ankle Boots/Booties,Stuart Weitzman Black Faux Fur Lined Boots/Booties,Stuart Weitzman Taupe Grey Basilico Chelsea Suede Moto Biker S1 Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Nude Slikova 100 Patent Mesh Sandal Heel Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Tsarou 100 Pumps,J.Crew Taupe Women's Studded Italian Leather Ankle Platform Boots/Booties

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
West Blvd Black ??black Tall Rain 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.

Anne Klein Grey Dalayne Zipper Lined Ankle 570 Dark Gray/Dark Boots/Booties,