The city of Shoreview has joined St. Paul and North St. Paul in opposing the proposed financing for a Vikings stadium in Arden Hills — and other suburbs may follow.
The Shoreview City Council voted Monday night to approve a resolution modeled after one passed in St. Paul last week that opposes a half-cent sales tax. White Bear Lake is scheduled to take up the matter this week.
Falcon Heights officials will be talking about it at their meeting Tuesday night, according to Mayor Peter Lindstrom. He said he believes the resolution rejecting the tax will pass there too. County officials say it would pay for about a third of a billion dollar stadium.
"This is $350 million, and I keep thinking what else could we use that money for in our community and in the other suburban Ramsey County communities that would go far towards helping kids, towards creating jobs, towards innovation, towards you name it," Lindstrom said.
Other cities, including Arden Hills and Vadnais Heights, have voted to support the plan.