Pitting Ferries Against Key, Huskies, Convention Center

Ed Friedrich has the story on a legislator who wants King County hotel-motel tax money being used to pay for Qwest Field and SafeCo Field to be used to build ferries beginning in 2021. Trouble is he’s not the only one with designs on that money. Others are lobbying for it to be used to renovate Key Arena, the Washington State Convention and Trade Center and Husky Stadium.

That’s pitting us against Seattle in all of those cases.

It’s the second instance of someone recognizing the tourist element of ferries. Kitsap County spent $50,000 out of hotel-motel tax money to fund a study to measure the ferries’ economic impact on the East side of the sound.

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