Council breaking for questions.
Mandel calling second panel set to speak. Looks like lots of people missing from this group too.
Former teacher citing her article from a Journal article corrects the grammar.
Speaker Mike P. says we must build the arena to benefit our youth.
"We support the deal because we believe it will result in bringing people to our downtown." Simon O'Byrne of the Downtown Vibrancy Taskforce
Edmonton born speaker Ryan Weeks says having lived in London, returning home was a challenge. He believes the arena can help change the city's reputation.
Kathryn MacDonald of the downtown Westin says weekends are quiet for their hotel, and they hope a downtown arena would increase business.
Jim Taylor of the Downtown Business Association calls the arena project an "exciting opportunity".
Michel St. Pierre claims that Mandel has already said the arena is a slam dunk, Mandel shakes his head no.
St. Pierre received applause as he tells council that Katz should offer up more money for the project, despite the fact that the mayor has asked audience members to refrain from clapping.