KeyArena advisory committee member calls process a model for other cities

Evan Clifthorne had a firsthand look at the community discussion shaping a new deal on a $600 million renovation of KeyArena. As executive director of the Project Belltown community group, Clifthorne was on a 13-member KeyArena advisory committee that met multiple times with the City of Seattle and Los Angeles-based Oak View Group (OVG) to discuss the planned arena upgrade. Mayor Ed Murray and OVG were scheduled to announce a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the proposed renovation they hope the Seattle City Council signs off on by Dec. 31.

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