237 results for tag: Kevin Johnson

Arena: Mayor Kevin Johnson sets parameters for Friday’s New York meeting

The mayor of Sacramento issues an open letter to the Kings' owners. More

Arena: Meeting planned between Mayor Johnson, Maloofs, NBA

Kevin Johnson will fly to New York to meet with the Maloofs and NBA to discuss the proposed downtown arena. More

Arena: Sacramento business leaders request Maloofs sell, have spoken with interested buyer

The Sacramento business community speaks out against the Maloofs. More

Arena: Sacramento City Council comments and questions on pre-development agreements

Sacramento continues to move forward in its effort to build a new downtown arena despite seemingly wavering commitment from the Maloofs. More

Arena: Mayor Kevin Johnson on Maloofs – “We can’t be jerked around”

Mayor Johnson expressed indignation toward the Maloofs, who claimed last week they never agreed to pay for any pre-development costs toward the construction of the proposed downtown arena.  Below are a few quotes from the mayor today followed by audio of Johnson's Q&A with Sacramento media after the jump. Johnson on whether the NBA Board of Governors meetings in a few weeks are a deadline for the Maloofs to come up with the rest of their pre-development money:
In terms of that deadline, I was very clear. I talked to (the) commissioner a couple times this week and I told him that the New York meetings are critical for Sacramento. Because we can't be in limbo - we can't keep having the finish line moved on us. We all expected that we had an agreement, we thought we'd all be pushing in the same direction and there's been countless tactics and antics that are just not becoming (of a) true partnership in my opinion. With that said, the commissioner said to me and insured me that the NBA governing board, the commissioner of the NBA, the relocation committee, the advisory financial committee - they all know what the facts are.
Johnson on whether a change of ownership comes back into the picture:
We're not going to be a city that sits on its hands. And we've gotten this far because we stood up and we've taken a stand on what we believe in. So do we need to look at contingency plans? Absolutely. What those are at this point,  I'm not ready to share. But as I said, we don't want to get caught flat footed. We need to make sure we're protecting our community in all ways and we need to look at all of our options. You can't make public statements that say one thing and then privately be doing another. I don't think that's in the spirit of what we all thought and where we thought we'd be at this point.
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Arena: NBA offers assistance after Maloofs raise concerns in project

Could a minor snag create a major problem in the plans to build a new arena in Downtown Sacramento? More

Video: City Hall Press Conference with AEG’s Tim Leiweke and Mayor Kevin Johnson

For the first time, potential arena operator AEG publicly addressed plans to build the proposed entertainment and sports complex. More

Video: Isaiah Thomas at Sacramento City Hall following arena vote

The rookie point guard was one of the many who witnessed history made in California's capital city. More

Arena: Premium parking garage to be built for Sacramento fans

More details of the arena financing plan, which was publicly released yesterday. More

Arena: Sacramento releases financing plan

Details of the term sheet reached by the city, Maloofs and AEG to build a new Sacramento arena. More