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Will in Seattle 1
He shoots! He scores!

It's McGinn ftw!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 22, 2013 at 3:37 PM · Report this
Rotten666 2
Another victory for the 1%!
Posted by Rotten666 on February 22, 2013 at 3:50 PM · Report this
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Huge victory for the people. We refuse to be held hostage by special interests intent on spreading lies in their self-interest.
Posted by Grendel on February 22, 2013 at 4:10 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 4
What part of "Stadium District" does the ILWU not understand? It was zoned that way for a pretty obvious reason. (I-5 + I-90 + SR99 + LINK)
Posted by Sir Vic on February 22, 2013 at 4:17 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 6
@5 all your sports teams are belong to Seattle.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on February 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 7
I don't care if there is another sports palace in Seattle (7th or 8th) I hope the amount I will be forced to pay is not too high. But surely the truckers don't think they own the roads and surely they don't think the revenue from all the sports taking place will have any trouble supplanting them (City Council thinks sports palaces make us all money). Come on truckers we all share the roads, we all pay for the use of them. If you don't like the congestion in the area don't go there. Every one has to deal with that simple reality.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on February 22, 2013 at 4:41 PM · Report this
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Liars win a lot.
Posted by hmmmmm on February 22, 2013 at 5:24 PM · Report this
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@7 don't attend any events there and you won't have to pay. It's pretty simple.
Posted by Chali2Na on February 22, 2013 at 5:35 PM · Report this
Sargon Bighorn 11
#10 I'm sure the tax payer will be on the hook for something. Past stadiums have ALL proven me right. There is no way, when a city gets involved it does not take the citizens with it. The citizens FUND the city.
Posted by Sargon Bighorn on February 22, 2013 at 6:33 PM · Report this
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You obviously haven't bothered to read up on this project. It's strictly written into the MOU that the only thing paying off the bonds for this are taxes on tickets, concessions, etc. associated with events at the venue. Otherwise, the City Council never would have signed off on it. Also, in case of any default, Hansen is obligated to pay it all back out of his own pocket. It's pretty black and white.

Also, the taxes used to build Safeco Field were practically harmless. I mean, what a price gouge that was, going out to dinner and having five cents tacked onto $10 worth of food. I know that really put me in the poor house.
Posted by Chali2Na on February 22, 2013 at 9:29 PM · Report this
south downtown 13
@12 yes, the taxes are paying for the stadium INSTEAD OF GOING INTO THE GENERAL FUND and paying for everything that the general fund goes towards - cops, libraries, street repairs, parks, etc.

$360M or so. McGinn and Burgess are dicks.

And so are the dipshits who keep saying this isn't costing us anything. it's costing us $360M...
Posted by south downtown on February 22, 2013 at 10:16 PM · Report this
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@12 The MOU is not legally binding, says your judge. So it can no longer be cited as biblical fact in your asinine talking points.
Posted by hmmmmm on February 24, 2013 at 11:19 AM · Report this
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@13 Mitigation is a cost borne on the public.
Posted by hmmmmm on February 24, 2013 at 11:20 AM · Report this

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