The clerk ruled petitions to put an arena-funding measure on the June ballot didn't comply with state election law.
"The city clerk rejected the petitions. Our city attorney feels very good about our case. I've got outside counsel who also feels very good about the case. Most likely, it'll end up in court and we're prepared for that. It will just be another hurdle for us."
~Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson
On Friday, City Clerk Shirley Concolino ruled the group "Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork" or "STOP" violated three election laws that affected all of the petitions.
The clerk said the violation of a fourth law would have invalidated about a quarter of the petitions. That by itself is enough to keep the measure from going to the ballot.
STOP has said it will consider filing a lawsuit to have the petitions approved.
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.