Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Seattle Center: Silver-lined arena" Seattle PI Editorial

The Seattle PI has voiced its opinion on what should happen to the
settlement money, 45 million dollars from Clay Bennett: pay off the
arena debt. Then they pretty much accepted the city accountant's
I do not agree with replacing "lost" revenue from the city allowing
the Sonics franchise owners to leave two years early. They accepted
that future by accepting the settlement.
The money should pay off the debt, yes, but it should also go to
upgrades needed to attract non-sports activity currently going up to
the Everett Events Center, or down to the Tacoma Dome.

The Seattle PI editorial also lent strong words in support of getting
the state legislature to act on authorizing a funding source for the
state's portion of a Key Arena remodel to be spent if Steve Ballmer is
able to buy another NBA team.


Have a great day,
Mr Baker

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Anonymous said...

I'm amazed that the PI actually endorsed that. Their readers (hacks like Apostle)will torch them.

Mr Baker said...

I beat then to the punch. My response is in today's Virtual Editorial Board (poor grammar, word choice, and all).
See next thread.