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Where does the Council stand on the stadium plan?

Posted by: Eric Roper Updated: January 27, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Updated on Jan. 27, 11:07 a.m.

I reported this morning that the stadium focus has turned to the Minneapolis City Council, which must now decide whether it supports the mayor R.T. Rybak's funding plan.

That plan would redirect existing sales taxes to help pay for a stadium, while using some of the money to pay down Target Center debt and keep the convention center afloat. The plan would also involve asking the Legislature to override the city's charter requirement that the public vote on stadium's that cost the city more than $10 million.

Some readers requested more details about where each council member stands. Here is an overview:

Opposed: Gary Schiff, Elizabeth Glidden, Robert Lilligren, Lisa Goodman, Betsy Hodges, Cam Gordon, Sandra Colvin Roy.

Gordon, while not a big fan of stadium subsidies, is largely opposed because it would override the charter's referendum requirement. Colvin Roy is opposed if the plan does not include a referendum.

Supportive: Barb Johnson, Don Samuels, John Quincy

Quincy supports the mayor's plan as a standalone idea, but is withholding a more explicit endorsement until he sees the state's funding method.

Undecided: Diane Hofstede, Kevin Reich, Meg Tuthill

Reich has serious concerns about overriding the charter requirement. Tuthill is "not supportive of the Linden Avenue site."

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