Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Public Comment on Arena



First, thanks to the nearly 500 of you who turned out to last week's joint meeting of the County and City Councils to share your thoughts on the arena proposal with me and my  colleagues.


I wanted to update you on recent action by the County Council and make you aware of a second opportunity for public testimony coming up next week.


After nine meetings of the Budget Committee, including presentations from staff analysts and our independent expert review panel, thousands of emails and in person testimony from hundreds of community members, I moved yesterday to advance the arena proposal from my committee to the full King County Council and we voted 8-0 to do so. This means that the King County Council could vote as early as this coming Monday, July 30th.


Monday's meeting will be yet another chance for the public to share their comments directly with councilmembers. The details for that meeting are below:



King County Council Meeting

Monday, July 30th

Meeting begins 1:30pm(Estimated end time, 4:00pm)


Council Chambers, King County Courthouse

516 3rd Ave, 12th Floor

Seattle, WA 98104



Your input has been and continues to be a vital part of this process and I hope to see you Monday!





Joe McDermott

King County Councilmember, District 8


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