The lease is approved, and a decision on whether the Seattle SuperSonics will play at the Ford Center rests squarely with NBA owners. The NBA's Board of Governors are set to vote later this week on a request by the Sonics to relocate to Oklahoma City. The city council on Tuesday approved a lease with the team to play at the Ford Center and a lease for a yet-to-be-built NBA practice facility. The council also spelled out terms with the team explaining the improvements to be made at the Ford Center as part of the tax initiative approved by voters March 4. Voters overwhelmingly supported the 1-cent sales tax, which will pay for about $101 million in improvements to the arena and the $20 million practice facility. The terms in all the agreements approved Tuesday were outlined in a letter of intent between the city and the team, approved March 25. "All the substantive terms are totally in alignment,” City Manager Jim Couch said. "This is really just fleshing out those agreements.” The city will begin work before the tax goes into effect Jan. 1 and will take out a $20 million line of credit to start the renovations. Couch said the interest on the credit will be minimal because it will be paid off within a few months as the tax goes into effect. City officials said having the lease agreements in place will help show the city's commitment to making the NBA successful at the Ford Center as owners vote on the relocation proposal. Mayor Mick Cornett said Tuesday he plans to establish an oversight committee within 30 days that will represent both the city council and the public as the Ford Center improvements get under way. "There will be three council members represented and then six citizens who will attempt to represent the citizens of Oklahoma City, being as diverse as possible geographically and in every other way we can,” Cornett said. Several council members suggested the resident-representation on the board be expanded to eight, allowing a resident from each ward to serve.