Sacramento clerk rejects challenge to new NBA arenaPosted by Inside Hoops
The city clerk rejected a ballot measure Friday that would have let Sacramento voters decide whether public subsidies can help build a $448 million downtown arena intended as the future home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings.
City Clerk Shirley Concolino cited multiple issues with the petitions that would have put the subsidies on the June ballot.
“I’ve never seen a petition with as many flaws as this one,” she told The Sacramento Bee.
Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork and Voters for a Fair Arena Deal collected nearly 23,000 signatures, an effort that was funded in large part by wealthy Seattle hedge fund manager Chris Hansen. He led a coalition that lost its attempt to buy the Kings and move the team to Washington state.
– Associated Press