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Arena Proposal

Arena Review Panel

The Arena Review Panel process is concluded. During their review, they conducted 4 public meetings during February-April 2012.

Watch a video of the fourth Arena Review Panel public meeting from April 4th.

Watch a video of the third Arena Review Panel public meeting from March 12th

Watch a video of the second Arena Review Panel public meeting from March 7th

Watch a video of the first Arena Review Panel public meeting from February 29th

Arena Review Panel Charge

The Arena Review Panel is requested to determine whether or not the proposal meets each of the principles stated below:

1) Existing General Fund resources are protected.
The City and the County provide critical public safety, health, educational, human services and other quality of life core services to the public. Any public‐private partnership should not impair the provision of those services directly or indirectly, by creating financial pressure on general resources.

2) The City and County should be significantly protected from any financial risks.
The public should not bear any significant financial risk from the public‐private partnership.

3) The partnership should result in an investment into the community and region.
The City and County each target its limited resources on providing core public services. The arena proposal should offer the City and County with a potential opportunity to leverage outside resources to further enhance the community and region, by creating a new entertainment venue and spurring job growth and economic activity in the process.

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