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Statement from Councilmember von Reichbauer

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Compromise measure designating the allocation of future revenues from the lodging tax passes Committee of the Whole with von Reichbauer's support.

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Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer is releasing the following statement concerning stadium funding legislation that passed out of committee earlier this afternoon. It passed 5-4 with von Reichbauer voting in support.

“The Seattle Mariners have been good partners with King County, bringing more than 45 million people to Safeco Field over the last 19 years. This partnership has generated millions of tax dollars, created thousands of jobs, and provided countless benefits to non-profit sports programs throughout our region.

“At a time when the news on the front page divides us, and the sports pages unite us, I am pleased that the Committee of the Whole adopted my ordinance, no. 2018-0374.”


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