The council deliberations on the arena debate continue in a few moments. The main motion is on the floor. Councillors can put forward their amendments. .
Mandel has called the meeting back to order.
Councillor Caterina putting his amendments forward. Among his requests: that funds from ticket tax on northlands not go to arena construction, that the city cost for the lrt connection be capped at 17 million. Caterina also wants the Katz Group to invest 30 million for adjacent development right away. .
The amendments passed. It does not mean anything has been reached at this point. Councillors Diotte and Sloan voted against it. .
Councillor Gibbons calls for the fee surcharge at Northlands be allocated to infrastructure in the immediate Northlands area (ie. Coliseum LRT and bridge/ tunnel to EXPO)Councillor Leibovici calls the move premature. She says the use of the surcharge can be figured out in the future. .
Don Iveson believes a better deal could come forward for the downtown arena.
Councillors now speaking to the motion. Vote likely to happen after all speak. .
Iveson says he would call the Katz Group's bluff on moving the team.