We took a big step forward today to invest in our future. Our local and small businesses will reap millions of dollars. Major League Baseball did not get an open checkbook. I said from the beginning I would support the ballpark but not at any cost.

Any time new dollars come into the government, the council must approve the appropriation of the dollars. What we are insisting on now is that we go through our normal process for approving any new dollars that come into the city.

We now have a ballpark agreement that is better for the District and is better in every way. What it will do is bring in revenue.