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 lanes have shifted on two heavily-used streets in Downtown Sacramento because of the arena project.
Can you judge a city's economy by how much sewage it generates? The City of Sacramento says requests by new businesses for a special sewer line connection credit have already tripled this year compared to all of last year.
People with affiliations to the group Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork have filed notice they will appeal a judge's decision denying a request for an injunction blocking the downtown arena project.
Demolition will begin tomorrow for the new downtown Sacramento Kings arena.
The Sacramento Kings have released an updated work plan for the new downtown Sacramento arena than had been released before.
Arena Opponents Allowed to Amend Lawsuit
Fri, May 23, 2014
A judge has ruled a lawsuit over a non-binding term sheet between the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings is without merit. But, the judge says the plaintiffs may amend the lawsuit to target the recently-approved arena project.
Kings Selling Total Arena Experience In New Downtown Office
Wed, May 21, 2014
A new Sacramento arena hasn't been built yet, but the team is already selling the arena experience in a new office downtown.
New Lawsuit Filed To Stop Arena Project
Wed, May 21, 2014
The council voted 7-2 Tuesday night in favor of the new arena project. Many of the people who spoke against the arena project at the city council meeting have gone to court to try to undo the council's decision.
Sacramento City Council Considers Starting Arena Construction
Tue, May 20, 2014
The City of Sacramento is preparing for as many as 900 people to attend tonight's city council meeting. The Sacramento Kings will ask for permission to begin the construction phase of a new downtown arena.
Advisory Council Selected For Sacramento Arena Project
Mon, May 19, 2014
The Sacramento Kings and Mayor Kevin Johnson have formed an advisory council to provide updates about the progress of the downtown arena project.