July 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM
Updates from the public hearing on the Seattle arena deal
The Seattle City Council and the Metropolitan King County Council are holding a joint hearing to take public testimony on the proposal to build a $490 million sports and entertainment venue with $200 million in public financing.
The hearing began at 5:30 p.m. in Seattle City Council Chambers, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle. Around 500 people were in the audience, including those in an overflow room. 132 participants signed up to voice their opinion about the arena proposal and Councilmember Tim Burgess promised all would get a chance to speak.
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