Councilmember Upthegrove's statement concerning stadium funding legislation that passed out of the Committee of the Whole on Sept. 5.
Councilmember Dave Upthegrove is releasing the following statement concerning stadium funding legislation that passed out of committee earlier this afternoon. It passed 5-4 with Upthegrove voting in opposition.
“Providing $135 million in taxpayer funds to subsidize the owners of the Mariners – a private profitable business – is an irresponsible use of public funds. Something is broken in our political system when those who already have great wealth can pull the levers of government to benefit themselves.”