The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Longshore union sues over Seattle arena plan

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY  |  COMMENTS
Associated Press
Published:
SEATTLE -- A longshore workers union has filed a promised lawsuit over a plan to build a new Seattle sports arena close to port and industrial operations.
The Superior Court lawsuit contends that Seattle and King County, working with investor Chris Hansen, have approved an agreement to build the arena in an industrial area south of downtown without first completing a required environmental review.
The complaint filed Thursday alleges that legislation on a funding plan for construction will create "irreversible political momentum" in favor of the site. That legislation was signed Tuesday by King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn. Hansen hopes a new arena can be used to lure the NBA back to Seattle.
Local 19 of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union contends that siting a third sports arena in the area will create more traffic congestion that will imperil "great working class jobs."
Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes has said that the agreement does not preordain where the arena will be built. He said it requires a full environmental review.
Story tags » UnionsNBASeattle

More Northwest Headlines

NEWSLETTER

HeraldNet Headlines

Top stories and breaking news updates

Calendar

Share your comments: Log in using your HeraldNet account or your Facebook, Twitter or Disqus profile. Comments that violate the rules are subject to removal. Please see our terms of use. Please note that you must verify your email address for your comments to appear.

You are logged in using your HeraldNet ID. Click here to update your profile. | Log out.

Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.

comments powered by Disqus