Posts Tagged ‘City of Sacramento’

Arena lawsuit: Deposition of key officials nears go-ahead

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Opponents of the push for a heavily subsidized downtown Sacramento basketball arena are closer to forcing key city insiders to tell what they know about how much taxpayers actually will have to pay for the project. Last week, Sacramento Superior Court Judge Eugene Balonon issued a tentative ruli...

Sacto arena bill signed, but not over yet

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

I hate “I told ya so” moments. Gov. Jerry Brown just signed SB 743, "easing environmental regulations for developments in California cities, including a new basketball arena in downtown Sacramento," the Los Angeles Times said. In March I predicted Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinbe...

The high cost of ignoring the truth: Sacramento Convention Center

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

The City of Sacramento, usually on the wrong side of economic sense and accountability, is planning to build an even bigger, more expensive Convention Center, despite $16 million in annual losses over a 10-year period, and cumulative losses of $218 million over the past 14 years. adobe creative s...

Steinberg rushing arena bill through last days of session

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Strange bedfellows are camping out under the bleachers to oppose an arena in Sacramento for the Kings pro basketball team. They're united in opposition because of the lack of public debate, the dubious numbers put out by the city and the growing public subsidy. Now they're opposing legisla...

Sacto would financially benefit from downtown arena

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

May 1, 2013 By Katy Grimes This unnatural and inexplicable push by Sacramento city officials for a downtown arena is suspicious. Without any explanation, all discussion of the proposed arena at the adjacent old rail yard stopped. Then the local media shifted right along with the city, and never...

Bicycle nuts driving local traffic issues

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Sept. 14, 2012 Katy Grimes: Most of us recognize that California government is out-of-control. The state Legislature has just passed another 700 new bills, many of which add new regulations, restrictions on individual liberties, and "fees" on taxpayers and business.   Closer to home, local g...

Water police training workshop

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

May 2, 2012 By Katy Grimes As if fear, doom and gloom aren't enough for government officials, they've turned to nosy neighbors for help in fulfilling extremist agendas. The City of Sacramento sent out a notice today encouraging residents to attend a water conservation training session. It seems...

Sacto can recover from bad arena deal

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

April 24, 2012 By Katy Grimes Just last week, the news that the arena deal in Sacramento was dead was all the rage. The Maloof family, owners of the NBA Sacramento Kings, backed out of a handshake deal with the City of Sacramento and the NBA, citing questionable financing and revenue projections. ...

RT Brain Trust Rides Again

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Katy Grimes: The brain trust at Sacramento Regional Transit have bested themselves - they are now going to charge transit users for parking at some of Sacramento's light rail stations. This is such a brilliant plan to send light rail users back to their cars, I wondered if a deep cover mole for Mich...