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SBD/June 17, 2011/Facilities
Honda Center To Undergo Multimillion-Dollar Improvement Project
Published June 17, 2011
TRYING TO WORK IT OUT: The SACRAMENTO BEE's Bizjak notes Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has formed a group called "Here We Build," a "coalition of 71 political, business and labor officials from six counties to explore arena financing." The group "includes 29 elected officials or their representatives." It "has announced a self-imposed 100-day deadline to cobble together a financing plan," though representatives Thursday were "vague on how concrete the group's Sept. 8 report will be." Bizjak notes Johnson and others "for months ... have been saying some form of public contribution will be needed, possibly including tax revenue." But some of the "several dozen residents" who attended a Thursday town hall meeting were "skeptical" about that notion. The meeting was the "first of a half-dozen such public gatherings planned for this summer" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 6/17).