Attorneys arguing against a public vote on a new arena say the different versions of a petition to put the measure on the ballot have errors and should be excluded.
McGeorge School of Law Professor Mary-Beth Moylan says existing law allows for "minor errors" and the different versions will likely be counted with one exception.
"One of those does not have the actual language of the petition attached," she says. "That would be a substantial defect."
Moylan says if the petitions are different enough, the argument could be made that people were not all signing the same petition and that could also open the way for many signatures to be voided.
The county registrar has begun the process of counting 35,248 petitions and comparing them to 9,800 forms submitted by people who say they signed a petition, but now want to void that signature.
There must be 22,026 approved signatures to put the measure on the June ballot.
The Sacramento Kings finished the 2013-14 season with exactly the same record as 2012-2013. But, the team and its fans say it sure feels different.
The City of Sacramento could get as much as a million dollars as the local share of construction-related sales taxes collected for a new arena downtown.
As the demolition date for the portion of the Downtown Plaza where the arena will be built looms, business owners prepare to move or close.
Sacramento's Planning and Design commission have approved plans for the King's downtown arena.
A judge has given Sacramento possession of a former Macy's department store downtown, the last parcel of land needed for the development of a new sports arena.