Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak says the 13-member city council should show that the city is on board with the Vikings stadium plan presented by Gov. Mark Dayton and team officials this week. One way to do that might be a non-binding resolution. A bill could surface at the legislature next week.
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Minneapolis council not keen on Rybak's stadium plan
Never mind the Legislature, Mayor R.T. Rybak may not be able to get his stadium proposal past Minneapolis' city council. Council members were underwhelmed by the mayor's presentation of a plan that would apply city sales tax money to a Vikings stadium once Minneapolis' convention center is paid off. A head count by the Downtown Journal finds Rybak lacks the votes to pass it right now.
Mpls. city council majority opposes Rybak's plan to fund stadium
Seven of the thirteen council members say they would not support the plan to raise more than $300 million for a Vikings stadium unless it was approved by voters. Mayor R.T. Rybak says there won't be a referendum and he thinks some council members may still change their thinking.
Vikings, Dayton, Rybak see stadium deal ready within days
The Vikings, Gov. Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak say they are close to reaching a deal. Minnesota Public Radio reports the parties generally agree on how much each will pay but questions remain about operations and construction. Rybak has yet to secure the support of the City Council.
Rybak turns up lobbying effort as city stadium vote nears
Mayor R.T. Rybak thinks there are just enough yes votes to get the Vikings stadium plan through the Minneapolis City Council. But he's asking residents who support it to turn up the heat on their council members. All of the council members will vote on the Vikings stadium plan Thursday as a committee, with a final vote Friday.
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Union leaders joined Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to promote a stadium project they say would create 7,500 construction jobs in the city. Rybak is still working to convince city council members to back his plan to build a new home for the Vikings.
Minneapolis City Council to tackle Vikings stadium
The Ways and Means committee is set to meet Monday afternoon to discuss the city's share of the stadium measure Gov. Mark Dayton signed into law last week. The full council is expected to take a formal vote on the nearly $1 billion proposal on Friday.
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