Monday, May 16, 2005

Tom Dolan and the Art of Backstabbing

As reported by Paul Rolly Friday and Jacob Santini and Derek Jensen Saturday, Salt Lake City was stabbed in the back by their neighbor to the south. Salt Lake City gave Sandy 8 million because Mayor Dolan said he needed the funds for parking at the convention center. Now, after a lunch with Joe Hatch at the Alta Club, he's apparently using the money as a leverage to take the new soccer stadium. Let's review the stadium situation: Stadium downtown- Good idea. Stadium in Murray- Bad idea. Stadium in Sandy- Horrifyingly bad idea. Unfortunately for Salt Lake City, two issues are conspiring to undermine their campaign for the stadium. Rocky has apparently disengaged as Mayor after deciding against another term. The second is that the City Council (a good council overall) is being overly cautious on this issue and jeopardizing their chances with their "wait and see" strategy. 25,000+, 16,000+, 18,000+. I think we've seen enough to move forward.


Anonymous Anonymous said...



BTW, what does the 25,000+, 16,000+, 18,000+ mean?

5/17/2005 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

I'm so with you on this one ethan. did you read sen Curtis as quoted in the tribune this morning? Sandy is doing everything it can to steal what it hopes is a golden egg laying goose.

5/17/2005 02:14:00 PM  
Blogger Ethan said...

Those numbers are the attendance of the past three RSL home games. It's basically double the league average.

5/17/2005 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Dolan is making any much for trust and statesmanship from our local public officials.

I'm still not convinced we need a new stadium...why can't RSL stay at Rice-Eccles? Is it contract issues? Seems like you get more bang for your Olympic dollar staying put...Do you know why the need to move? Hey Ethan, este EU Ryan Frandsen, collegul tau din Timisoara, ce faci ma?

5/19/2005 08:08:00 AM  
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