R.E. Graswich, the chief of staff for Mayor Kevin Johnson, tweeted today from KJ's weekly Q&A with the media that the mayor said he will attend All-Star Weekend in Orlando later this month to speak with NBA commissioner David Stern about Sacramento's plan to build a new arena. Graswich also said that KJ called the city "close" to a term sheet with the league and, presumably, AEG.
But even if there is buy-in from the league and AEG, there remains one critical piece: the parking lease funding plan. The City Council is expected to vote on that matter on February 14. Stay tuned for info on how you can help.