Numlock News: January 25, 2019

By Walt Hickey Liking Numlock? Forward today’s email to a friend you think may enjoy it and might subscribe. All This? For The Suns? The city of Phoenix has agreed to pay $150 million for renovations to the Suns Arena in a deal that would keep them in town through 2037. Phoenix is a town still paying off the debt for the initial building costs of the arena in 1992, and the Suns aren’t even that good. That Phoenix is putting up 65 percent of the renovation costs — which is quite high, in fact the second-highest municipal share of costs among the most recent 14 arena deals in the past five years — is somehow the second-most ridiculous thing about the process. At one point, former Councilwoman Mary Rose Wilcox spoke up in favor of the arena. In 1997, Wilcox was shot over her support for a tax hike to fund the Arizona Diamondbacks’ baseball stadium. Later in that meeting, Larry Naman — who

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