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City Says Eminent Domain Should Be Approved Against CalPERS For Blocking Arena Progress
The City has asked the City Council to approve the use of eminent domain in order to take control of half of the 600 block of K Street that CalPERS owns.
If the Council approves the implementation of eminent domain, Assistant City Manager John Dangberg says the City will ask a court to force CalPERS to turn over control of the property.
"If that is confirmed, the City will gain possession of the site. And in the subsequent months, the determination will be made as to what the fair compensation is. And, that will be a jury trial."
Dangberg says a court hearing would likely be held 60-to-75 days after the City files a motion.
The City Council will be asked to vote on the matter on Tuesday.
The City says the offer Cal PERS rejected in October was based on an independent appraisal. Cal PERS says it is working on solutions that are "in the best interests of everyone involved.
View the City Council document on the topic here.
The Golden 1 Center is one of the greenest arenas in the country. This week, the Sacramento Kings have a chance to showcase the environmental features to sports executives from around the nation.
The Sacramento City Council is expected to agree at Tuesday's meeting to one of the perks that comes from the contribution of $223 million for a new arena -free tickets and a suite.
The $557 million Golden 1 Center opens next week. Capital Public Radio got a sneak peek inside Tuesday during a tour sponsored by the Sacramento Kings.
The head chef for the soon-to-open Golden 1 Center holds a tasting to highlight the kitchen's local sourcing and measures to combat food waste
The new arena in downtown Sacramento is about four months from opening, and there is still much planning to be done if several Sacramento city departments are to be ready.
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