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October 16, 3:27 PM click here to comment > 9

Arena project moving forward

Today Mayor McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine signed legislation moving the new arena project forward. We gathered at the Rainier Boys and Girls Club to celebrate this important milestone. Thank you to all our partners, including Chris Hansen, for helping us get here.

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Comment from Gregg Whitcomb
Time October 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’ve been against this buyout of Seattle by Chris Hansen since the “secret” came out. We don’t need another stadium. Do you actually believe a “team” is going to stay for 30 years?! The Kingdome lasted only 20 years! And after spending $100 Million on a remodel of Key Arena, THAT “team” left town after only 13 years. I have liked you as Mayor, but this deal is very wrong!

Comment from Jonathan Horton
Time October 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Speaking of stadiums, when is the City Council deciding on the approval of the proposed 10,000 seat arena SU has proposed at 14th and Columbia? I can’t find info anywhere.

Comment from asif
Time October 20, 2012 at 11:41 am

greg and jonathan why you people are jealouse from are mayor or he is.whatever he is doing is good and let him do.he must have decided after a lot of appreciation and consultation.he is s good people mind your own work.

Comment from Kevin Wildermuth
Time October 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Shame on you for making this arena deal. I have often defended you against detractors amidst my friends and business associates, but now I am very disappointed.

It is a travesty that even one minute of the peoples’ representatives’ time was spent on this project to accommodate yet another rich man’s fantasy. The role of government is supposed to be to protect it’s citizens from the will of rich people like Chris Hansen and their corporations, not to enable them and their ilk.

With all the problems that average Seattle citizens face today we need our mayor to concentrate on things that matter, not cancerous diversions like sports. And especially not plans to assist sports team owners (present and would-be) in lowering the quality of life and creating challenges for existing stakeholders in Sodo.

Comment from Hank
Time October 23, 2012 at 4:24 pm

THANK YOU for helping to move this deal along, Mayor McGinn.

Comment from david haines
Time October 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Subsidizing At $200 MILLION,While needing immediate FederalInjunctionONDutchRuleOFLawOPlayingPOrtOfSeattle,..S.H.A.R.E./Wheel DOnt Share BUs TIckets with all other Homeless which they dont count, as You Delay FuedalLandlord Continued Abuses Of Dilapidated HOusing Fueled By SUpply and Demand Denied Locals WIlling to Build for themselves but not for other non working financial speculators drying up currency with financial reform status quo abuses

Comment from Sharon Jenson
Time October 25, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Wow–I have a great idea. Let’s house the homeless in these big arenas that we pay for that are empty 95% of the time. It is perfect– shelter, kitchens, bathrooms, even parking for the hoards of docs, nurses, teachers, social workers, podiatrists, beauticians, etc. to help care for the homeless. When the rare event happens, you could give them a section, so they could have some entertainment. You could have the owner do the pre-event clean up (which will no doubt be substantial) as we know that the owners are just rich jerks who deserve to pay more anyway. What do you think Mayor? Let’s get a movement going to house the homeless in the stadiums and most wonderfully, there are no neighbors to protest it down there!

Comment from Sharon Jenson
Time October 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Bet you won’t publish my comment, though it is really a good idea.

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