King County Council offers public last chance to comment on arena proposal
July 28, 2012
NEW — 10 a.m. July 28, 2012
The public can comment on a proposal to build a Seattle sports and entertainment arena before the King County Council considers the arena agreement.
The council is scheduled to hold a final public hearing on the proposal at 1:30 p.m. Monday. The sign-up to testify before the council starts at 12:30 p.m.
The council meets in the Council Chambers on the 10th floor at the King County Courthouse, 516 Third Ave., Seattle.
Or watch the meeting live online, on King County TV, Comcast and Broadstripe Channel 22.
Budget and Fiscal Management Committee members held nine meetings on the arena plan. King County Council and Seattle City Council members also held a rare joint meeting to listen to public comment on the proposal.
The hearing Monday is the last opportunity for the public to voice opinions on the proposal before the Council acts on the legislation.
In May, King County and Seattle leaders, joined by investor Chris Hansen, proposed a $490 million sports and entertainment arena near Safeco Field.
The amount of public support is capped at $120 million if organizers secure only the NBA franchise. The total could rise to $200 million if the NHL is added to the equation.