Mayor Kevin Johnson and Members of Crown Downtown
Two groups, Region Builders and Crown Downtown are against a public vote on the proposed downtown arena. They have shown up at few places to dissuade citizens from signing the petition sponsored by Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP).
Josh Wood of Region Builders told the Bee: It’s easy to second guess decision after they’ve been made, but we have to keep our Kings. We don’t wand the effort of a very small group of people to stop the progress that the city has made.
Members of Crown Downtown are enthusiastic supporters of the Sacramento Kings and the downtown arena. Some members traveled to New York to support the Mayor and his efforts to retain the Kings. The negatives: During meetings some members of the group has shouted or booed opposing views.
One Stop volunteer said: The issue is less about the Kings it more about the Quality of Life can we afford the arena? Every thing I read from the experts say no. I don’t want Sacramento to be like Stockton, the people of Sacramento should vote on whether they want it or not.