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 have released an updated work plan for the new downtown Sacramento arena than had been released before.
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.
A new Sacramento arena hasn't been built yet, but the team is already selling the arena experience in a new office downtown.
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.
Six members of the Sacramento City Council and the Mayor voted to build a $477 million arena where much of the Downtown Plaza Mall sits now.