Parking continues to emerge as major Sacramento arena funding source

Sacramento has less than a month-and change to figure out how to structure a private lease of city parking to fund a new entertainment and sports complex.  The city took another step yesterday by holding an open meeting, updating the public on some of its progress.  From Tony Bizjak of the ... More

Complaint of Sheedy’s arena poll dismissed

The Fair Political Practices Commission won't be getting involved in the controversy surrounding Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy's arena poll.  A complaint filed last week against Sheedy has been dismissed by the FPPC.  Division Chief Gary S. Winuk says why in a letter to the man who filed the compla... More

Questions arise about FPPC complaint filed against Sheedy’s arena poll

Remember that complaint filed against Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy, alleging that she had violated election laws with her public opinion poll on a new Sacramento arena?  Well, questions regarding the legitimacy of that complaint have emerged.  Ryan Lillis of the Sacramento Bee dug up some new ... More

Complaint filed against Sacramento Councilwoman’s arena poll

Councilwoman Sandy Sheedy is in hot water after conducting a poll that found unfavorable attitudes toward financing a new Sacramento arena.  A complaint has been filed to the Fairness Political Practices Commission accusing Sheedy of violating election laws.  Here are some of the details ... More

Podcast Rewind: On Sacramento attitudes toward new arena

In light of yesterday's news regarding City Councilmember Sandy Sheedy's arena poll, we decided to revisit a podcast we conducted back in August with surveyor Paul Maslin.  His organization, FM3 Research conducted their own poll (commissioned by Think Big Sacramento) that found "broadbased ... More

Arena meetings in Dallas simply an “update” for NBA

Sacramento city officials, representatives from the ICON/Taylor team and league brass met yesterday in Dallas.  KFBK's Rob McAllister was told by a city staffer that the meeting was merely an "update" on the arena project's recent progress.  Mayor Kevin Johnson and Assistant City Manager John ... More

Lockout turns sour, Sacramento moves forward without Kings

In the wake of an absolute dreadful day of lockout negotiations, which have left the NBA season completely in doubt, the City of Sacramento is moving forward with it's plan to build a new entertainment and sports complex in the downtown Sacramento railyards.  According to Ryan Lillis of the ... More

Viewpoints: Arena consultant contracts and development team approved by city council

Sacramento City Council voted 7-2 in favor of paying consultants to explore funding options for a new entertainment-and-sports complex.  They also tabbed David Taylor and the ICON Venue Group to be the arena's official development team.  Below are a few takes on last night's meeting and perhaps ... More

AEG confirms interest in Sacramento arena

Anschutz Entertainment Group has been in the conversation for quite some time as a potential operator of the proposed entertainment-and-sports complex.  Now its interest is no longer speculation.  From the Sacramento Bee: "We have made the mayor aware that … any assistance he would like to ask ... More

Sacramento proposes to spend half-million on arena consultants

Multiple news outlets have reported that the city of Sacramento will have to spend $555,000 over the next six months on consultants advising the funding process for a new entertainment-and-sports complex.  The Sacramento Bee tells us where the money is coming from: The funding would come from the ... More