Key points as to how important it is for us to show up to Sacramento City Hall this Tuesday at 5pm for the 6pm meeting.
1. Mayor Kevin Johnson said last week he hasn't settled on an arena site, as long as it's downtown. (WE NEED TO SHOW UP TO CITY COUNCIL TO LET THEM KNOW WE WANT TO CROWN DOWNTOWN)
2. A majority of the council gave its initial blessing to the idea last spring, but would need to vote again on the new plan. The size and nature of the subsidy – to be funded from the city's parking revenues – would surely raise some controversy.
3. The Burkle-Mastrov group will likely pitch its plan to the NBA sometime in March, leaving city officials about a month to work up a plan for Downtown Plaza. Assistant City Manager John Dangberg said the city could meet the ambitious timeline.
4. "We feel pretty confident that both sites (the railyard and Downtown Plaza) have pretty equal delivery dates," Dangberg said. "I'm encouraged and feel pretty strongly we could catch up quickly."