This is Part ll; Part lSacramento Arena Deal Ain’t Over ’til It’s Over
Sacramento has spent 13 years trying to build a publicly funded sports arena, with Mayor Kevin Johnson and Sacramento Sen. Darrell Steinberg involved every step of the way. Called arich-people’s playpen,local citizens will be forced to pay an hefty price for a new arena for the Kings, in order to keep them from leaving, of which the Sacramento City Council voted 7-2, to pay two-thirds of the cost.
The arena has been pushed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star. But many say he acts as he was elected mayor of the Sacramento Kings.
While the other lawsuits against the city hit bumps in the road over the arena scheme, a taxpayers’ case against the city will go forward.
The reason this story is front and center in Sacramento, is because Johnson has Measure L on the November ballot.