We can see the finish line, y'all. Let's go! -- TZ
We've received great news on the arena front over the last week or so with the Maloofs pledging their support and the city unveiling its term sheet last Thursday. We can't rest on our laurels though and assume this is a done deal. As far as I'm concerned, this battle won't be finished until we're watching the Kings play in a new downtown arena and ElRonToro spills a beer on me.
There are a few ways you can show your support.
1. Follow this link and sign a petition declaring your support for the project. The petition will automatically e-mail the city council for you. Out-of-towners, there's also an option for you to sign, so don't be put off by the fact that it asks for which district you live in.
2. If you want to be more personal, feel free to e-mail the city council yourself. Here are their e-mail addresses as well as a short form letter, but please feel free to individualize it:
"I support the proposal to finance a new entertainment and sports complex in the railyards.
I believe in the civic and economic benefits of a new facility and urge you to vote yes to move forward with the plan."
3. Most importantly, you can attend tomorrow's pivotal City Council meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 PM and is located at 915 I St., Sacramento, CA. Make sure to be there early, 5:30 at the latest, particularly if you wish to speak, which you are encouraged to do. The Council will be voting on both the term sheet and on beginning the process to seek proposals from the 11 parking companies that have expressed interest. It will be a historic day in both Sacramento and Kings history, one way or the other.