Council taking a break in presentations for a lunch break, but our live blog debate continues.
Out of 30 speakers so far, 14 are in favour of the project, 16 have been against.
Occupy Edmonton demonstrators have shown up at city hall. They say the'll be chanting once the meeting resumes.
Council chambers are filling up again, meeting set to resume at 1:30.
An Occupy Edmonton demonstrator just informed security that his group plans to interrupt today's meeting.
Meeting is back underway.
Citizen Alan Howat says at if we lose the Oilers, we'll never replace the history.
"The downtown arena actually has nothing to do with youth in our city." Sally Issenmen