Tag: Football Stadium

Urban Politics #34: Football Stadium Report

April 26th, 1998

This report was written by my Legislative Assistant, Newell Aldrich. Last week the Public Stadium Authority published the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the football stadium.

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Urban Politics #30: Culture, Arts And Parks Committee Mtg.

March 23rd, 1998

Meeting is Wednesday, 3/25/98, at 2PM. Meeting begins with Bob Redmond curating Words Worth, spotlighting local poet work Phoebe Bosche’s work “Tall Tale”.

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Urban Politics #27: Special Urban Politics Press Release

February 20th, 1998

The football stadium Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was prepared in a manner that grossly overstates the football and exhibition hall financial contribution to the city of Seattle. More Importantly the shortfall could lead to the City further subsidizing professional sports. It is critical that the Seahawks pick up all auxiliary costs, such as traffic control and fire safety concerns, and not the city.

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Urban Politics #21: Convention Center “Skybridges” ?

May 14th, 1997

The large Master Use Permit Notice/Bulletin Board announcing the expansion of the Convention Center across Pine Street and 8th Street has been on the SE corner of 7th and Pike for 2 months. A total of 5 letters commenting on it has been received by the City’s DCLU. All from residents of a nearby apartment building complaining the impending structure.

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Urban Politics #15: The Seahawks Legislation

March 9th, 1997

Call the legislature hot line 1-800-562-6000. It’s critical to call your legislator today. Sue Tupper, former campaign manager for Mike Lowry’s smartly run Governor’s Campaign, now one of Paul Allen’s 18 lobbyists, is organizing a mailing to 12,000 Seahawk fans to lobby the state legislature. Most legislators do not want to vote for new taxes for the football stadium. But they need to hear from you, otherwise the Seahawks lobbying effort will hit pay-dirt.

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Urban Politics #14: Seahawks In The Legislature

March 1st, 1997

Governor Gary Locke’s office has been calling on House Democrats to support the Seahawks legislation. House leaders have been skittish. Most do not want to vote for the bill but feel obligated to support the Governor in case the Republicans are pressured by big business to support the Seahawks. Nevertheless it took over a dozen calls to finally locate a House Democrat willing to sponsor the bill. No wonder, building a new football stadium was not even listed in the top ten items of the House Democratic Agenda for 1997.

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Urban Politics #8: Initiative #16 Status – Bonding Of Stadiums

January 5th, 1997

Initiative 16 by Citizens for More Important Things is now circulating for signatures. A rally at the Edgewater Inn was attended by over 500 supporters. The initiative will require voter approval of county bond issues in excess of $50,000,000 for constructing or remodeling buildings. This will force the county to obtain voter approval for the new Mariner’s and Seahawk’s stadiums.

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Urban Politics #6: County Initiative on Bonding

December 2nd, 1996

Citizens for More Important Things filed an initiative today (12/2/96) requiring voter approval of county bond issues for buildings costing in excess of $50,000,000.

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