I am a supporter of the SODO Arena, and have watched the Key Arena process with great interest. If a good deal at Key can be worked out, I would be for it. But the process so far has raised more questions than answers.
I want to bring the Sonics back to Seattle as much as anyone, but I want to make sure that we do it right. At a time when homelessness is dramatically on the rise and Seattle increasingly feels like a city built only for the wealthy, we should not enter into any agreements with arena investors at KeyArena that would take money away from taxpayers and expose the City to financial risk.
I have taken on some specific issues regarding KeyArena and the proposal for our stadium district, which you may read more about here.