Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.

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,Continue reading “Sacramento City Council Approves Budget and gives themselves a bonus.”

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

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.Continue reading “Sacramento Kings: Soap Opera R.E.S.P.E.C.T!”

Be Heard: Community Forum Today(9am to 11am) @ Pannell Community Center. Topic: Tax Dollars to save the Sacramento Kings?

How do you feel about tax dollars being used to keep the Sacramento Kings and building an Arena at Downtown Plaza? Here is an opportunity to be heard…. This is bellwether before the March 26th Council meeting where the council may vote to authorize a public subsidy to help finance an arena. The meeting will be held on Saturday, MarchContinue reading “Be Heard: Community Forum Today(9am to 11am) @ Pannell Community Center. Topic: Tax Dollars to save the Sacramento Kings?”

Build the Arena at Downtown Plaza*

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 leadersContinue reading “Build the Arena at Downtown Plaza*”

Sacramento Kings-Downtown Arena “Sacramento’s never ending story”

Remember Al Pacino‘s line in the godfather Just When I Thought I Was Out, They Pull Me Back In!  This sentiment is shared by many Sacramentian .   Just when we thought the saga was over last April with the Maloofs eleventh hour withdrawal  from the downtown arena project .   A legitimate  offer from Seattle sent MayorContinue reading “Sacramento Kings-Downtown Arena “Sacramento’s never ending story””

Despite Very low Poll Ratings a confident Mayor Kevin Johnson refuses to debate or attend voters forums

He has the cash, the celebrity.  So despite record low poll ratings Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson blew off  Sacramento League of Women Voters   North Laguna Creek Neighborhood Association, River Park Neighborhood Association  as well as other groups….. Johnson’s campaign manager told media in numerous interviews leading up to the forum that Johnson would not attend becauseContinue reading “Despite Very low Poll Ratings a confident Mayor Kevin Johnson refuses to debate or attend voters forums”

Sacramento Does Deserve Better-Someone other than Mayor Kevin Johnson

Friday, April the 13th 2012 was one of the darkest days for Sacramento Kings fans.   The  owners of the team,the Maloof  family decided at the eleventh hour to bow out of the downtown arena deal.  The family reportedly had full access to the complex financing plan before the handshake and most certainly before the public announcement Continue reading “Sacramento Does Deserve Better-Someone other than Mayor Kevin Johnson”

MALOOF’S SACRAMENTO HERO’S? Arena Deal (Would) Cost Taxpayers MILLIONS

What a difference a few days makes.   Just last week, we villainized  the Maloof‘s ,the Owners of the Sacramento Kings when they backed out of the Downtown Arena deal at the eleventh hour.  Last year they wanted out, Anaheim was calling, but at the NBA board of governors meeting last year, they were smackedContinue reading “MALOOF’S SACRAMENTO HERO’S? Arena Deal (Would) Cost Taxpayers MILLIONS”

Sacramento to the Maloof’s “GET OUT” leave the KINGS!

So Long Ago February 28,2012   Maloof greed has once again reared its ugly head or heads.  For one who has followed the  drama called the Sacramento Kings, its a bit of Deja Vu.   Step into the wayback machine and set the dial to 2006. Back then the citizens of Sacramento, was asked to tax themselves toContinue reading “Sacramento to the Maloof’s “GET OUT” leave the KINGS!”

NIGHTMARE! “Sacramento Kings owners dragging feet-may move anyway?

Joe Maloof–Mayor Kevin Johnson-Gavin Maloof After years of discussion,rumors of  moves to Las Vegas, Anaheim,Louisville and Seattle, the pieces are finally in place for a new 391 million  dollar downtown Arena for fledgling Sacramento Kings. The Maloofs, the owners of the Sacramento Kings  said the current arena Power Balance Pavillion (which they own) believed a new arena was needed andContinue reading “NIGHTMARE! “Sacramento Kings owners dragging feet-may move anyway?”