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Poll: Agree With Arena Financing Vote?

Do you think the Sacramento City Council was right to approve terms for regional entertainment and sports complex?

The Sacramento City Council on Tuesday approved a financing plan for a $391 million , The Sacramento Bee reported.

By a 7-2 vote, councilmembers voted in favor of a non-binding term sheet to move forward on plans for the downtown Sacramento development, which supporters said will bring jobs to the region.

The vote means the Kings future in Sacramento is solid and major concert tours will come to the area where they hadn't before. The future for Power Balance Pavilion, the current Kings arena in Natomas that , remains unknown.

"DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES???", wrote on Twitter. "YES!! MOTION PASSES 7-2 THERE WILL BE MORE COWBELL!! #HEREWEDIDIT"

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will speak at the Carmichael Chamber of Commerce luncheon on March 27.

Victor Calderon (Editor) March 08, 2012 at 05:12 PM
This is good news for Kings fans and employees in Carmichael. Readers, what do you think?
Kirsten March 08, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Ridicilous!! I love sports but I think the Maloofs are greedy pigs. There are thousands of starving and homeless people right here in this area that need help. Let's take care of our own.
Andrew Gayner March 08, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I'm thinking our priorities are way off. We're still laying-off local school teachers and little is being done to correct a system that is working against our children's future. I like the Kings, But a new arena filled with kids that can't read or write is plan stupid! Let's make education #1!
Victor Calderon (Editor) March 09, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Thanks for your comments Kirsten and Andrew. Hopefully the economy turns around soon so that local governments can start putting more money into education and programs for the homeless and low income residents.
Barbara Harris sfa March 09, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Sacramento will be bankrupt in less than 5 years thanks to the Kings. It is too bad we cannot use the $370,000,000 to hire more teachers, lower student / teacher ratios. If we build the arena Sacramento will be as bad off as Stockton.

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