Tag: Sports Arena

Urban Politics #327: SODO Arena Vote

September 25th, 2012

The City Council voted 6-2 yesterday in favor of a revised Memorandum of Understanding for a basketball and hockey arena in SODO. Below are the remarks I made explaining my vote.

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Urban Politics #326: Basketball Arena Vote

September 14th, 2012

We have to prepare for all events. We cannot count on the past as fixed guide to the future.

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Update on proposed SODO arena

August 15th, 2012

Discussions about the proposed SODO arena are ongoing between Council staff and arena proponent Chris Hansen. City Councilmember Tim Burgess noted on his blog that the Government Performance and Finance Committee he chairs will next consider the proposed Memorandum of Understanding in September. Hansen released a statement on discussions as well. Eight Councilmembers sent a […]

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Proposed SODO Arena, DOJ Settlement, Yesler Terrace on Council Edition

August 10th, 2012

The August edition of the Seattle Channel’s City Inside/Out: Council Edition is available on the Seattle Channel website. I appear with Councilmembers Harrell and O’Brien. We discuss the proposed SODO arena, the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Justice, Yesler Terrace, and other issues.             Keep in touch… Subscribe to […]

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Mayor’s staff briefs Council on I-91 and the SODO arena proposal

June 29th, 2012

Today the Council received a presentation from the Mayor’s staff in the Government Performance and Finance Committee on their interpretation of Initiative 91 as it relates to the SODO Arena proposal. Initiative 91 was approved by 74% of Seattle voters in 2006, and requires a “fair value” return on the use of public resources for […]

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July 19 Arena Public Hearing Announced

June 15th, 2012

The Seattle City Council and the King County Council will hold a joint public hearing on the proposed SODO arena at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 19 in the Bertha Knight Landes Room on the first floor of Seattle City Hall, at 600 4th Avenue, between James and Cherry. Sign-up for the hearing begins at […]

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Council schedule for arena proposal, first meeting

June 1st, 2012

Council schedule for arena proposal, first meeting

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Council receives Mayor’s arena proposal

May 18th, 2012

The Mayor has sent the City Council a proposed agreement for a basketball and hockey arena in SODO.

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Looking closer at the Arena Review Panel Final Report

April 6th, 2012

This past Wednesday, April 4th, the Arena Review Panel, a citizens group appointed by Mayor McGinn and County Executive Constantine, released their final report. The panel examined an agreement that would be between the City, County and the investor Chris Hansen to fund a new sports arena for a professional basketball and hockey team. The […]

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Urban Politics #320: Arena Review Panel Looks Into Funding a Basketball and Hockey Arena

April 6th, 2012

Urban Politics #320 4/6/12 By City Councilmember Nick Licata with Newell Aldrich, legislative assistant ARENA REVIEW PANEL LOOKS INTO FUNDING A BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY ARENA This past Wednesday, April 4th, the Arena Review Panel, a citizen group referred appointed by Mayor McGinn and County Executive Constantine, released their final report. The panel examined an agreement […]

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