Council Kills Coyotes Agreement



Glendale votes to terminate Arizona Coyote’s Lease agreement
By Bette Sharpe - Glendale Daily Planet

City of Glendale votes 5-2 to cancel the professional management services and arena lease agreement between the city of Glendale and IceArizona manager Co., LLC and IceArizona Hockey Co., LLC during a special voting meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. In the lease agreement signed in 2013, the city agreed to pay IceArizona $15 million a year for 15 years. The Arizona Coyotes could be without an arena and the City of Glendale could be without a hockey team. IceArizona are co-owners of the Arizona Coyotes.

Councilmember Jamie Aldama made a motion to table the issued for no more than two weeks. That motion did not pass. Mayor Weiers asked twice if Council Sherwood was on the telephone and there was no replay. Councilmember Sherwood was on the telephone later in the meeting, and was able to place his vote of nay or no. Councilmember Samuel Chavira also voted no—or not to terminate the lease agreement. Voting for the termination were, Mayor Jerry Weiers, Vice Mayor Ian Hugh, Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff and Councilmember Bart Turner.

Vice Mayor Hugh, "It’s not about hockey. It’s about the integrity of the process."

Mayor Weiers explained his vote, "We have all taken a beating tonight and I think most of it has been unjust. I think most of the fans don’t understand the complexity of this issue. The complexity of this issue is that fact you don’t have all the information. As the information comes out, I think more and more of you might have a better understanding." Again, Mayor Weiers, "I believe, and the majority of the council does, that there was a violation of Arizona Revised Statues."

Pursuant to Arizona Revised Statues §38-511, allows the city to terminate a contract if a person who was significantly involved in in creating the contract later becomes an employee for the other party involved. The person at the center of interest is former City of Glendale Attorney Craig Tindall who was hired by the team in 2013. Tindall left his position with the city in the spring.

"What we have witnessed here tonight is possibly the most shameful exhibition of government I have ever witnessed," LeBlanc said.

"We are going to take every legal action," Coyotes co-owner and CEO Anthony LeBlanc said. This includes filing a $200 million suit against the city. Before the special meeting, the city saying it would be open to renegotiating the arena contract, but the offer was refused.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no.3953.

Attorney Nick Woods representing  CEO Anthony LeBlanc addressed the Glendale City Council during the special voting meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The city voted 5-2 to end its contract with the Arizona Coyotes. Possibly, the Coyotes could be without an arena and the city could be without a hockey team. The Coyotes threatened legal action to the tune of $200 million against the city. City Attorney Michael Bailey, said the city will wait to see what type of action(s) the team undertakes before determining its next step.

Bette Sharpe/Glendale Daily Planet no.3971.

Left -Arizona Coyotes attorney Nick Woods and Right - Anthony LeBlanc co-owner and CEO Arizona Coyotes – Wednesday, June 10, 2015 the Glendale City Council voted 5-2 to end the lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes. The lease agreement between IceArizona and the city was for 15 years, with the city paying $15 million a year or $225 million to IceArizona to operate the Gila River Arena.



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