PubliCalendar: Drinks On This Man

Our picks for civic nerds.

09/12/2012 By Josh Feit

Sporting Gestures

Arena Mastermind Chris Hansen Wants to Buy You a Beer

Seattle City Council has green-lighted Hansen's grand plan. Beers of gratitude will flow Thursday at F.X. McRory's.

09/12/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

City Hall

The Arena Deal: Council Gets Personal Guaranty From Hansen

The city council releases a modified agreement to build the proposed arena in SoDo. THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH COMMENTS FROM MAYOR MIKE MCGINN.

09/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Arena Deal On

Caffeinated News & Gossip. The Seattle Times is now free to become an arena booster.

09/11/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

City Estimates NBA-Only Arena Will Draw Just 125 Events a Year

The city estimates that Chris Hansen's proposed arena will bring in just 125 events a year if the NHL doesn't sign on (or 171 if they do), as opposed the 200 Hansen has said it could attract. More than half of those 125, moreover, would be "minor" events

08/31/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

"Unlike President Obama..."

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Convention speeches; non-endorsements; independent expenditures; and more.

08/29/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

An Arena Analogy: Hansen Gets Two for the Price of One

A pizza metaphor explains KeyArena's future under the proposed arena deal. Photo via Pizzarena of Stony Point.

08/16/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Afternoon Fizz: Council Likely to Hold Off on Arena Vote

Caffeinated News and Gossip, afternoon edition.

08/09/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Port Arena Analysis Lacks Data, Details

The C Is for Crank on the Port's arena analysis.

08/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Before All the Costs are Known

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: Chris Hansen, last-minute contributions, William Gates, and more.

08/03/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

Accurately Summarizing Rob McKenna's Lousy Month

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: independent expenditures, endorsements, and in-kind contributions—plus, Chris Hansen, Jay Inslee, and Rob McKenna.

08/02/2012 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Council Demands More Financial Guarantees from Arena Backers

The city council demands more financial guarantees---and funding for transportation infrastructure---from arena proponent Chris Hansen. Image from Hansen-funded transportation study.

07/30/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


King County Council Moves Arena Forward

The King County Council fast-tracks arena discussions.

07/23/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Afternoon Fizz: Hansen, On KUOW: NBA Opponents "Hypocritical"

Arena promoter Chris Hansen, on KUOW, says that if arts deserve a public subsidy, so do sports teams.

07/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Strip Club Refuses to Sell Property to Arena Backer

SoDo strip club declines to sell its land to prospective arena developer Chris Hansen.

07/18/2012 By Josh Feit

City Hall

Arena Land Use and Transportation Challenges

More on the land use and transportation challenges facing the arena. Image via city of Seattle; arena outlined in yellow.

07/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

Another Factoid About the Proposed Arena Deal

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: arena zoning; arena bonding; and arena financial risks; plus—Steve Hobbs, Suzan DelBene, Gerry Pollet, and Steve Strachan.

07/18/2012 By Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz

"Do We Have the Right Security in Place?"

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring the arena shortfall, quotes from the candidates debate, Democrats for Republicans, Democrats against gay rights, and more.

07/10/2012 By Morning Fizz


June Jolt: What We Missed, Losers Edition

The day's losers ... and losers.

07/09/2012 By Afternoon Jolt


Thursday Jolt: The Arena, Darcy, and Jay

The day's winners & losers.

04/12/2012 By Josh Feit