Well, the final two City Council voices are now in on this resolution
(PDF) that proposes moving forward on negotiations to revamp PGE Park by 2011 for a Major League Soccer team separately from plans to find a new home to build a minor-league baseball stadium for the Portland Beavers.
Commissioner Amanda Fritz
said this evening that she stands by her original objections
to tapping urban renewal money for a soccer retrofit. Fritz also said she doesn't understand why the stadium could not be used for both baseball and MLS — a deal-killer in the league's eyes
Commissioner Nick Fish
says he doesn't know what he's going to do, though he described the resolution's de-coupling of soccer from siting a new baseball stadium as "long overdue." Fish reiterated that he voted against the original stadium deal,
adding that "if a different proposal comes to council and it protects the general fund and Mr. Paulson ups his share substantially, I'd explore it."
Bottom line on what's going to happen — given that Leonard said Paulson's decision today to pull out of a Lents deal means he will vote against his own resolution
while Mayor Sam Adams will support it
as will Commissioner Dan Saltzman
— who the hell knows?