Vote YES to move Sacramento forward

Be a part of the movement to build an entertainment and sports complex (ESC) in Downtown Sacramento.

On March 6, city council will decide if progress continues on the entertainment and sports complex. While there are many details to be addressed voting NO is an irreversible end to the process.

Make sure your voice is heard. Tell your council member to vote YES to continue due diligence, vote YES to an informed decision, and vote YES for Sacramento’s future.

To send a petition to your city council member, please click on the district of your residence. If you live outside of Sacramento city limits, but would like your voice to be heard, please click here.

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18 Comments

  1. Gary Crow, 2 years ago

    Sacramento need this growth!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Amir Lak, 2 years ago

    Dear City Council,

    Let’s make Sacramento ALL that it CAN be! Please VOTE YES!! on the building of the Entertainment and Sports Complex! We desperately need it!

    VOTING YES is the only right decision! We’d love to see a 9-0 YES VOTE!!

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  3. Antony Hughes, 2 years ago

    Dear City Councilmembers,

    Tuesday is probably the most important day of your entire lives. Tuesday, you will vote whether to move your community forward and help bring it into the proper age, OR you can halt all progress in Sacramento and maybe even reverse it several years. You all know we need this complex-not for basketball but to help make a name for our wonderful community in all possible ways.

    The entire nation-perhaps the entire world is watching you and they and future generations will judge you by your votes. Do the right thing and vote unanimously “YES!” on both.

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  4. Omead Masha, 2 years ago

    This is an investment in the future, turning a current resource into an injection into Downtown, while still maintaining much of the revenue that the parking lots would supply. Not to mention the possibility of more revenue from taxes.

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  5. Keith Timms, 2 years ago

    Get It done

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  6. Richard Brown, 2 years ago

    No please stop the stupidity! We don’t have the money and would be better off without these professional con-artists! Send the Kings packing!

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  7. Karen Stegemann, 2 years ago

    I love Alternative rock concerts and Sacramento Kings BBALL

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  8. Jerry Reynolds, 2 years ago

    Sac Town Needs this, VOTE YES

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  9. Jenni, 2 years ago

    I’m sorry but in this economy we don’t need a new arena. Let the Maloofs pay for a new arena. We have so many people starving and homeless in the city (even more so since the loss of jobs and homes) that we can’t afford to build a new arena on the city’s or the taxpayer’s dime. It’s just ludicrous and I will not support the effort.

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  10. Paolo Ruggiero, 2 years ago

    Dear Council Members. Coming from a foreigner in this City and Country, please make Sacramento grow with this project. Please vote YES!

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  11. Megan Emmerling, 2 years ago

    Jenni, our current economy is exactly why DSP has been advocating for a new Entertainment & Sports Complex. It is bigger than basketball or the Kings, its important for the Sacramento economy. The very reason we need to make investments like these as a city is to support our general fund and keep it healthy enough to sustain and grow things like public safety and education in the future. When our residents are unemployed and underemployed, the city budget is profoundly effected by both their lack of spending in local businesses as they tighten their personal budget, and loss of tax revenue that goes directly to support our public services like public safety, infrastructure, and education.

    Additionally, the investment in our local economy also keeps our residents entertainment dollars in our city/region. Spending our entertainment dollars in the Bay Area and Tahoe funds THEIR general funds, rather than our own.

    These are the very reasons Sacramento Police support the arena effort. Without it, not only are we not able to create more jobs and help drive revenue into our economy, but we lose all of the 733 full and part-time jobs currently employed at the arena and the tax revenue it generates for our region.

    Here are some other posts about exactly why the DSP supports an ESC downtown, even if the Kings were to leave:http://downtownsac.org/tag/entertainment-sports-complex/

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  12. Megan Emmerling, 2 years ago

    Richard, please read my response to Jenni above.

    The very reason we need to make investments like these as a city is to support our general fund and keep it healthy enough to sustain and grow things like public safety and education in the future. When our residents are unemployed and underemployed, the city budget is profoundly effected by both their lack of spending in local businesses as they tighten their personal budget, and loss of tax revenue that goes directly to support our public services like public safety, infrastructure, and education.

    Here are some other posts about exactly why the DSP supports an ESC downtown, with or without the Kings: http://downtownsac.org/tag/entertainment-sports-complex/

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  13. Ron Bull, 2 years ago

    I will eat dinner in town 41 times a year more than I do now.
    Congrats on passing this. Sacramento will be so much better for this

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  14. Adrian, 2 years ago

    I noticed that less than 40% of people who vote yes are from Sacramento. So most people don’t have a personal stake in this poll. Where do we sign up for a new Arena in Natomas or Sacramento pays 30% max only from public funds towards the railyards.

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  15. Christopher Oster, 2 years ago

    Think bigger, be bigger.

    Sacramento needs to keep pushing forward in its revitalization . Look at what The Staples Center, LA Live and that area adjacent to Downtown Los Angeles has done for that city. We can not let Old Sacramento, Downtown & the nearby surrounding areas continue to fade away.

    One portion I do disagree with if I am reading the term sheet correctly and completely is the private organizations stand to benefit more than they are committing upfront and throughout. Please be sure all parties have the appropriate level of “salt in the game”.

    Thanks!

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  16. JT, 2 years ago

    The Downtown Arena is not just about Kings is more than that we need this to help Sacramento right now. Please no more losing jobs we need more jobs here. We need to gain more money in to the city. This is the only choice for Sacramento how they could make more businesses in Sacramento, to gain more money to help the city and economy.
    DSP has been advocating for a new Entertainment & Sports Complex. It is bigger than basketball yeah it is bigger than basketball it’s more than what you think it is for Sacramento CA.

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  17. Waiting on the world to change....., 2 years ago

    That’s great we have a new Arena…. Oh I just got a notice that in Natomas they are firing teachers because they don’t have the money! My child will now have 33 kids in his class! This is just plain foolishness.

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