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Sacto arena bill signed, but not over yet

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

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Bills Report 2: Enviro reform hidden under basketball stadium

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature ended the 2013 legislative session Thursday by passing hundreds of new bills. Most of the controversial bills were passed along party lines. However a bill from Sen. Pres. Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, granting a

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Steinberg rushing arena bill through last days of session

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

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Steinberg seeks CEQA changes to boost Sacto arena

SACRAMENTO — The task of reforming the California Environmental Quality Act is being mingled with local Sacramento politics. At a hearing in the Assembly Local Government committee last week, State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, passionately defended SB

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Sacto would financially benefit from downtown arena 5

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

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Sacramento arena: A ‘Field of Schemes’ 8

March 27, 2013 By Katy Grimes Sacramento officials have lost all ability to reason, and instead are letting emotions and delusions of grandeur drive their decision over a downtown sports arena. Arenas are nothing more that fields of schemes, and the

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Sacramento jumps the shark on arena deal 4

March 24, 2013 By Katy Grimes Some people want something so badly, they’ll sell their souls to the devil, they’ll ignore facts, reason and important details.  A case in point is Sacramento politicians, and the ongoing arena obsession. Sacramento’s Mayor

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Think ‘Big Labor’ For Arena Deal 0

Katy Grimes: What does a city do when the chips are down, the deficit is huge, services are cut and public approval is at a record low?  Why, of course, it’s time to build a sports arena. In Sacramento, despite

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