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Arena Vote

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 [...]


Action Summary, Monday 9/24/12

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 [...]


Seattle City Council approves arena legislation

News Release:
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.


On today’s arena vote

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 [...]


Revised Arena Agreement Passes Committee

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....