Seattle Times reporter Danny Westneat and others have brought to light the absurdity of taxpayers paying $185 million for upgrades and luxury amenities to Safeco Field to enrich the wealthy owners of the Mariners. Westneat Times article: Let’s listen to Seattle’s ‘real-estate rainmaker’ when he says $800M Safeco Field deal is terrible Times article: Safeco Field lease agreement too favorable for Mariners and must be redone, ex-PFD member says
Thank you to King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett, Jeanne Kohl-Wells and Dave Upthegrove for supporting $150 to $160 million of hotel motel tax revenue to be allocated for affordable housing that is desperately needed in King County.
Please contact King County Councilmembers Claudia Balducci, Rob Dembowski, Kathy Lambert, Petter von Reichbauer, Joe McDermott, and Reagan Dunn. Contact Info. Ask them to support $160 million for affordable housing. This still leaves $25 million available to cover basic maintenance to Safeco Field stadium.
Count Us In, the 2018 point-in-time count for Seattle and King County, found a total of 12,112 people experiencing homelessness countywide. With the housing crisis, we must look for revenue sources to build low-income housing that is so desperately needed.