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Dow Constantine


County Executive on agreement between members of Seattle City Council and investor Chris Hansen

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King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement in response to announcement of an agreement between members of the Seattle City Council and investor Chris Hansen on the memorandum of understanding for a proposed arena:

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King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement in response to announcement of an agreement between members of the Seattle City Council and investor Chris Hansen on the memorandum of understanding for a proposed arena

“I’m encouraged to learn that City Council leaders have found a way to get to ‘yes’ with Mr. Hansen on a revised memorandum of understanding.

“This is a great sign of progress. I always felt this proposal presented a win-win opportunity to bring back our Sonics, secure an NHL team, and address the existing transportation issues south of downtown.

“Our region has at its core a “can-do” spirit and the ability to work together. We’ve invested billions of dollars in SoDo and made it the largest transportation hub in our region. It is well within our ability to enjoy a new arena while creating sensible solutions to better move people and goods.

“I look forward to reviewing the provisions of the revised MOU.”



 

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