I’m a Mariners fan and a fan of Safeco Field, and all factors leading to its continued upkeep and existence. But before we, the taxpayers and owners of the stadium, decide how our tax revenues are spent, shouldn’t we demand a full accounting of profits as well as expenses of the Mariners’ ownership?
Certainly the investors deserve a reasonable profit, but if they are making windfall profits, we the taxpayers and owners of the stadium should have a voice as to whether a portion of the hotel-motel tax goes to the stadium, or whether it should go to a greater social and civic need such as low-income or emergency housing.
It’s easy to get caught up in the enthusiasm of a winning team. Let’s see the numbers.
Patrice Demombynes, Seattle
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