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Seattle City Council

SUBJECT: Seattle City Council sets review schedule for SODO arena proposal

5/29/2012  10:50:00 AM
Nate Van Duzer, Councilmember Burgess’ Office, 206-684-8806
Megan Coppersmith, Council Communications, 206-615-0061

Dana Robinson Slote  (206) 615-0061

Councilmember Tim Burgess

Seattle City Council sets review schedule for SODO arena proposal

Seattle – The City Council's Government Performance and Finance Committee today released its tentative review schedule for the proposed sports arena in SODO partially funded by City bonds. The dates and times of the Committee's meetings are listed below. Other Committee business unrelated to the arena will also be heard at these meetings.


Thursday, May 31, 9:30 a.m.

Mayor's staff presents proposal overview

Wednesday, June 6, 11 a.m.

Mayor's staff presents financial aspects of proposal

Thursday, June 7, 2 p.m.

Mayor's staff presents transportation plan and future of KeyArena, followed by a panel discussion with Port, labor and industry representatives

Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.

Discussion with Chris Hansen

Thursday, July 5, 2 p.m.

Committee deliberations

Friday, July 6, 9:30 a.m.

Committee deliberations

Wednesday, July 18, 9:30 a.m.

Committee deliberations, possible vote

Wednesday, August 1, 9:30 a.m.

Committee deliberations, possible vote

Monday, August 6, 2 p.m.

Full Council consideration and vote (tentative)

Monday, August 13, 2 p.m.

Full Council consideration and vote (tentative)


All the meetings listed above will take place in City Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Avenue, second floor. Public comment at Committee meetings will be limited in duration in order to allow for consideration of unrelated Committee business. A separate public hearing will be scheduled in July to receive public opinion on the arena proposal. The date, time and location of the public hearing will be announced with a minimum of 30 days notice.

The Council accepts written public comments at any time.

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