A new bill has been presented that will extend the taxes that are now being used to fund the Seattle sports stadiums. In 2000, the Seattle Kingdome was blown up. The taxes generated would be used to add new stadiums (Safeco & Qwest Field). In 1995, Legislature assured voters that the taxes would not continue. Supporters of the bill, want the taxes to keep coming so they can fund other things like expanding on Seattle’s convention center and/or Arts & Culture programs. The new bill that extends the taxes is supported by King County Executive Dow Constantine.
Once a Tax always a tax. Once a toll always a toll. They never go away.