Discussion in 'Fugu's Business of Hockey Forum' started by Cityswiper, Nov 27, 2019.
This is an interesting development..
Some background from the approval IIRC
Since the arena deal was already approved by council - by a 11-4 margin, a two-thirds majority will be needed to reconsider the arena.
That would mean it would need 10 yes votes to kill the deal. In other words, a swing of 6 from pro arena to against it.
Wooley was one of the 4 no votes and also supported a motion to have the votes delayed which did not receive support. Councillor Farkas has seconded the motion and he also voted against the deal
Mayor Nenshi plus councillors Davison and Sutherland has already said they're not interested in revisiting the arena deal. They were both yes votes for the arena. That's 3 against the motion, 6 are needed for the motion to fail.
If this pattern extrapolates among the rest of the council, this motion will very likely fail tomorrow.
I'm vs. public funding of sports arenas but the deal is done so there you go. I think the arena will stay on track to be built.
Motion gets handily defeated
Have to think this was one of those “I tried” moves by a city politician to appease the local constituents.
Well that was quick.
The only way to change it is if the flames do not hold up their end of the bargin
Let's hum and haw about it for another 15 years why don't we.
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Looks like it's "official" now.
It wasn't, it's because Woolley is a moron.
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