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Pro Arena Group Seeing dead People, Shady Doings and Basketball just another week in Sacramento

January 17, 2014

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Josh Wood at the podium with members of  Crown Downtown By CityFella The heat is on.  As the final petitions are being counted.  Pro Arena supporters are in high alert with the Mayors office and the city’s largest newspapers leading the charge. The high or low point was a pro arena press conference held  last […]

Conflict of Interest at City Hall? The Big (Wal Mart)Box Vote

August 12, 2013

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What is Conflict of interest?   Answer:  A conflict between the private interests and the official responsibilities of a person in a position of trust. Local Donations to the Sacramento Mayor and Council Members From Wal Mart From the Sacramento Bee Mayor Kevin Johnson $800,000 Jay Schenirer foundation received $50,000. Councilwoman Angelique Ashby summer camp program received $7,000. Darrell […]

Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.

June 12, 2013

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Sacramento City Council members earn $55,000 a year.  Last night five members (plus the mayor) voted to gift themselves $43,500 in discretionary monies. The bonanza was cleverly drafted into a budget proposal that would increase police and fire personal as well as restore other city services. When citizens passed  Measure U  to temporarily increase taxes, […]

Sacramento Downtown Arena : (Thoughts of Stockton) Voters should Approve Funding

June 2, 2013

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Sacramentans can exhale, the Kings are staying and the Maloof‘s are gone.  Mayor Johnson  efforts must be commended . Once the celebrating ends and the last bit of purple confetti is swept away, reality begins. A few weeks after the council approved a non binding  $258 million term sheet.  City Manager John Shirey told the […]

Good Job, Mayor Kevin Johnson !

May 16, 2013

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Readers know I have been very critical of the Mayor of Sacramento.  But every once in a while, you  have to sit back and give credit where credit is due.    Mayor Kevin Johnson assembled a team to  retain  the Sacramento Kings and was successful.     Sacramento is the capital of the largest state in […]

Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!

May 12, 2013

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Clearly its personal……  It’s not about the City of Sacramento or Seattle.   It’s about  honor and principal. The newly empowered, Maloof Family wants respect.  If they had the cash, I believe they would stay in Sacramento and build this team, the brothers liked Sacramento and the liked owning a professional franchise.   But they don’t have the capital. […]

The Sacramento Kings in Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians

April 2, 2013

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After reviewing the Entertainment and Sports Center(ESC) Term Sheet. The Sacramento Kings moving to Seattle may be the best gift for Sacramentians.  The 2013 sheet is overly optimistic with perfect storm forecasts.  It  has several unsubstantiated claims for growth and insufficient  traffic/parking studies.  In a city facing deficits this  year, the questions becomes is the ESC a good deal from […]

Build the Arena at Downtown Plaza*

February 12, 2013

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We have long opposed  of the construction of an arena  in downtown Sacramento.  We have argued need, cost, and investment to the community.     This financially strapped city had spent more than a million dollars on studies related to the Arena. The Railyards Through the years there  have  many locations considered for a new Arena including Downtown Plaza.  However, city leaders […]

Somebody Slap Me News in Review: (2013 Week 3) The Obama’s-Beyonce-Girlfriend Hoax-Hillary Clinton-Kevin Johnson

January 25, 2013

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Somebody Slap me………. You may not know dudes name, couldn’t spell it on a bet and what College,High School did he attend?   But we know some chick pulled a hoax on the lummox online.   The story is growing larger everyday -dude is all over the place!     If he isn’t selected by the FL, I’m […]

Top 5 Sacramento Based Stores for 2012

December 31, 2012

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Most of the top local stories had involved Mayor Kevin Johnson.  Sacramento‘s biggest story was the collapse of the Downtown Arena.  Mayor Johnson went for broke and the deal collapsed in the eleventh hour, when the Maloof family, owner of the Sacramento Kings withdrew .   The Mayor’s aid and friend Lisa Serna Mayorga  was recently arrested […]

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