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Blog recap: Tempe City Council hearing on Coyotes arena proposal

The Tempe City Council hears input from residents on both sides before deciding whether to move forward with the proposal.

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Tempe City Council has a decision to make on Thursday. 

Move forward with the new proposed Arizona Coyotes arena on Rio Salado Parkway and Priest Drive or not.

Officials from the Coyotes and residents of the city of Tempe have their first chance to give their input on the $1.7 billion project - a sports, entertainment, and residential district on city land at the west end of Tempe Town Lake.

12 Sports' Lina Washington is live from the Tempe City Council meeting and providing updates.

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10:50 p.m. - Nothing like perfect timing. That's a wrap from Tempe. 

10:49 p.m. - Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez and Shane Doan talk about the City Council's vote.

10:09 p.m. - The Arizona Coyotes issue a statement following a 5-2 vote by the Tempe City Council to move forward in negotiations.

10:03 p.m. - Council votes 5-2 to continue negotiations.

9:49 p.m. - Kurby does not think negotiations should move forward.

9:40 p.m. - Councilmember Lauren Kurby is giving her comments.

9:34 p.m. - The special meeting enters hour 8.

9:13 p.m. Councilmember Jennifer Adams also supports moving forward.

9:13 p.m. - Randy Keating is in favor of moving negotiations further.

9:04 p.m. - Robin Arredondo-Savage is in support of moving negotiations forward.

8:52 p.m. - Coyotes and the City of Tempe

8:43 p.m. - Some renderings of the proposed "Tempe Entertainment District".

8:14 p.m. - All written statements will be read by the city council. But the meeting will end at 11:59 p.m. regardless.

8:01 p.m. - Summary of pros and cons presented by residents in comment cards.

7:46 p.m. - Now the over 200 comment cards will be read. The meeting approaches the 6-hour mark.

7:06 p.m. - Concerns from Sky Harbor center around the height of proposed buildings and how they impact flights.

5:51 p.m. - 46 speakers in

5:33 p.m. - The hearing enters the fourth hour of speakers who oppose and encourage the council to move forward with negotiations.

5:01 p.m. - Coyotes Hockey Ambassador and Olympic silver medalist Lyndsey Fry addresses the Tempe City Council

4:36 p.m. - Representatives of Phoenix Sky Harbor express concerns about the project that could impact Tempe residents by way of aircraft noise and flight paths.

3:29 p.m. - Coyotes players present and address the Tempe City Council

3:23 p.m. - A look at the video presentation on the proposed arena and entertainment district.

2:18 p.m. - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman addresses the council virtually.

2:00 p.m. - The meeting starts with 79 live speakers and 228 comment cards to get through

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