California: Sacramento Kings arena foes gather enough signatures for ballot initiative

Mon, Jan 20 2014 — Source: News 10

It appears opponents of the city of Sacramento’s subsidy to bring a new arena to downtown are a step closer to having voters decide.

The petition backed by the Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, STOP, needed 22,000 valid signatures go get on the June ballot. According to the Sacramento County Voter Registrar’s Office, 22,498 signatures of the 34,532 submitted were validated, that’s 65.2 percent.

“With the support of the voters of the City of Sacramento, Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork has surpassed the required threshold to place the Voter Approval for Public Funding of Professional Sports Arena Act on the June 2014 ballot,” STOP Treasurer Jim Cathcart said in a statement. “Gathering more than 35,000 signatures to qualify this initiative was a tremendous effort, and we salute all who provided their support.”

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