On Monday, September 24, the City Council voted 6 to 2 in favor of an agreement that would ultimately result in public financing to support constructing a new arena south of Safeco Field. Councilmember Nick Licata and I voted against the legislation (Councilmember Rasmussen was absent). We have often been told that this was one [...]
The following is a summation of Council actions at today’s 2:00 p.m. Full Council meeting. Councilmember Tom Rasmussen excused. FULL COUNCIL: 1. Council Bill 117595 PASSED (8 – 0) Authorizing the Director of Finance and Administrative Services to execute and deliver a building separation easement and restrictive covenant agreement granting an air rights easement over [...]
The Council voted 6-2 today to approve a revised agreement with private investor Chris Hansen for a new sports and entertainment arena. The final version of the bill includes technical amendments discussed over the past ten days with the King County Council.
I am pleased that after months of discussion, we are seriously considering a new arena for our SuperSonics and potentially an NHL team. I have moved from “Really? Spend public money on yet another sports arena?” to a qualified, “Yes.” The proposed plan can work for the people and entities that concern me deeply: the City [...]
Last Thursday afternoon the Government Performance and Finance Committee voted 7-0 (with one abstention) to approve the revised agreement to build a new sports and entertainment facility. The legislation will be considered by the Full Council on Monday, Sept. 24....
The City Council's Government Performance and Finance Committee voted 7-0 (with one abstention) this afternoon to approve a revised version of legislation containing the proposed agreement to build a new sports and entertainment arena. The legislation will be considered by the Full Council on Monday, Sept. 24.
Seattle City Councilmembers Sally J. Clark, Tim Burgess and Mike O’Brien announced today that they have reached an agreement with Chris Hansen’s ArenaCo for a new sports and entertainment arena they will recommend to their colleagues for approval by the full Council.