Many thanks to Councilmember Tim Burgess for posting the schedule of upcoming committee hearings in which we will discuss the arena deal. I am reprinting the schedule here for your reference. Check back soon for more on the arena.
City Council’s Government Performance & Finance Committee will follow as we consider the proposed sports arena:
Thursday, May 31, 9:30 a.m. Mayor’s staff presents proposal overview Wednesday, June 6, 11 a.m. Mayor’s staff presents financial aspects of proposal Thursday, June 7, 2 p.m. Mayor’s staff presents transportation study and future of KeyArena, followed by a panel discussion with Port, labor and industry representatives Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. Discussion with Chris Hansen Thursday, July 5, 2 p.m. Committee deliberations Friday, July 6, 9:30 a.m. Committee deliberations Wednesday, July 18, 9:30 a.m. Committee deliberations, possible vote Wednesday, August 1, 9:30 a.m. Committee deliberations, possible vote Monday, August 6, 2 p.m. Full Council consideration and vote (tentative) Monday, August 13, 2 p.m. Full Council consideration and vote (tentative)
All the meetings listed above will take place in City Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Avenue, second floor. Public comment at Committee meetings will be limited in duration in order to allow for consideration of unrelated Committee business. A separate public hearing will be scheduled in July to receive public opinion on the arena proposal. The date, time and location of the public hearing will be announced with a minimum of 30 days notice.
The Council accepts written public comments at any time.