Stuart Suede Weitzman Camel Brown Fuzzy Suede Stuart Boots/Booties e1b731

Stuart Suede Weitzman Camel Brown Fuzzy Suede Stuart Boots/Booties e1b731
Skip to content

Stuart Suede Weitzman Camel Brown Fuzzy Suede Stuart Boots/Booties e1b731

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)
Zara Burgundy Red New Box Metal Ankle 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.Dark Green and Brown Donna Boots/Booties,

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.Black Suede N.d.c Made By Hand 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.

Roberto Cavalli Gray Designer Suede Python 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 Toot Mignonne 100 Cage Heel Bootie Pumps,
Kelsi Dagger Grey & White Shearling Boots/Booties,

Frye Creamy Tan Stiched Cowboy Faded Color. 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.Vince Camuto Dark Red Caden Boots/Booties,

CoSTUME NATIONAL Tortora Green 1245105 Knee High Open Toe Eu 40 Boots/Booties,

Dr. Martens Black Oxford Wingtip and White 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.

Madden Girl Distressed Gray Zany 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 Patent Decolette Jazz 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.Clever Carriage Company Clever Carriage Company Tan/White Sprinkgbok Cleverbok 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.Pour La Victoire Nude / Beige Leandre Pony Hair Boots/Booties,

Jeffrey Campbell Purple Over The Knee Suede Buckle Boots/Booties,

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

Vince Camuto Black Bestan Studded Over The Knee 132 / 37 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.Gianvito Rossi Grey Metallic Suede Boots/Booties,

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

Description

Amazing pair of genuine suede Stuart Weitzman ankle boots. Size 8, but run a tad narrow. I purchased these new from a high end department store more than 10 years ago, but never wore them. Now my foot has outgrown them. You will love these fabulous, stylish boots just in time for winter and the holidays.

“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.Christian Louboutin Multicolor So Kate 120 Cork Blooming Paint Thin Heel 36 Pumps,

Manolo Blahnik White and Black Quilted Leather Patent "Irie" Slingbacks Pumps,

“Vince Camuto Tan Camel Leather Boots/Booties,This is still a financial challenge for everyone across the board,” he said.

Vince Camuto Tan Camel Ciera Ankle 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.Christian Louboutin Blue Teal Lady Daf Boots/Booties,

Versace Beige Multicolor Rare Gianni Suede Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Toot Mignonne 100 Cage Heel Bootie 38.5 Pumps,L'ATISTE Black W/ Tan Tooled Leather Boots/Booties,Saint Laurent Light Burgundy Niki 105 Asymmetrical Ankle In Leather Boots/BootiesIsabel Marant Blue Etoile Crisi Ankle Boots/BootiesAlfani Black Jarabina Knee-high Riding Display Boots/Booties,Fiorentini + Baker Grey Ella Cuff Cuffed Suede Slouch Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Fliketta 85 Patent Pumps,Christian Louboutin Black Booton Ml Button Leather Ankle Mary Jane Heels Pumps,Steve Madden Tan Short Leather Boots/Booties,Zara Red Velvet Thigh High Boots/Booties,Guess Blue and Animal Print Boots/BootiesFree People Black Loveland Made In Spain Go with Anything Ankle Eu41 10.5-11 Boots/Booties,Moschino Gray Dark Suede Pleated Ankle Boots/BootiesChristian Louboutin Black Patent Pigalle Plato 120 Pumps,Isabel Marant Gray Suede Black and White Printed Calf Hair Leather Boots/BootiesFrye Tan Paige Tall Riding Boots/Booties,Jessica Simpson Wine Juba Calf Aggie Women Boots/BootiesVince Camuto Dark Olive Green Boots/Booties,Steve Madden Black By Intyce Leather Boots/Booties,Clarks Taupe/Dark Grey Water Row Boots/BootiesValentino Black Rockstud Ankle Strap Patent Leather Pumps,Saint Laurent White New Ysl Ankle Boots/BootiesBurberry Dark Tan Leather Abbeyhome 100 Zip Block Heel Ankle Boots/Booties,Public Desire Baby Pink Patent Claudia Boots/Booties,EVERYBODY Banana Bread Womens Malla Leather Knee-high 37.5 Boots/Booties,Harley Davidson Black Womens Tall Leather Fashion Sexy High Heel Boots/Booties,Via Spiga Grey Bristol Suede Leather Pull On Platform Boots/Booties,Christian Louboutin Black Tsarou 100 Suede Ankle Strap PumpsTory Burch Light Camel/Natural/Light Camel Alana Boots/Booties,

Mike Rosenberg: 206-464-2266 or mrosenberg@seattletimes.com; on Twitter: @ByRosenberg.
View Comments
Steve Madden Black Tall Buckle Leather 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.

Gray Women's Snowboard Boots/Booties,