The Glendale City Council may not get to vote on a
proposed arena agreement between the city, the NHL and
prospective buyer Greg Jamison on Friday.
The conservative think tank announced Thursday in a
statement that it will seek a temporary restraining order
on the vote.
Tomorrow morning the City of Glendale plans to
consider what is estimated to be a $425 million arena
management deal for Jobing.com Arena. Arizona’s Open
Meetings Law and multiple court orders require the city to
make public all documents related to the proposed contract
at least 24 hours before a Council vote is taken, which it
has not done. The 100-page deal released on Monday refers
to a number of exhibits that are central to analyzing the
impact of the deal on Glendale’s finances, which the city
must make public. Per respecting Open Meetings Law
requirements, the Goldwater Institute will be requesting a
temporary restraining order to prevent the Glendale City
Council from voting on the contract Friday morning.
The Goldwater Institute is scheduled to be in court at
8:30 a.m. on Friday.
If the temporary restraining order fails, the council will
vote on the deal that would pay millions of dollars per
year to manage the city-owned Jobing.com Arena.