Plans to build a new sports and entertainment complex in
Sacramento have failed repeatedly. But past failures may have
taught Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson a lesson.
"Tax payers have to come first. There's got to be
transparency. The public has to be sure that their tax
dollars are being invested properly and there has to be a lot of
The National Basketball Association will be helping with that
outreach over the next ten months. The NBA has announced that
it wants the Kings to stay in Sacramento and will be taking an
active role in the process.
Johnson says this time the owners of the Kings know they must
invest money in a new sports and entertainment complex if the city
"And I think they're up to that challenge. I talked
with Gavin yesterday and he said look. We want to cooperate,
we want to participate. And we want to be part of a winning
The question is whether the Maloofs will invest enough money
to win the support of taxpayers. SOC.