The group's Executive Director Michael Ault says a combination of efforts by private groups and city government is paving the way for a new kind of downtown experience.
"Our goal is to not just have us go to an 8 o'clock concert or a 7:30 game, but to come two hours be part of an active, urban district that gives you opportunities whether or not you even have a ticket to this event."
~Michael Ault, Executive Director
Ault spoke at the partnership's annual State of Downtown Breakfast. He said the group has joined with Dignity Health to address the homeless problem and with the police department to address nuisance crimes downtown.
Transportation was also a focal point of the downtown forecast. As part of the refurbishing of downtown, the City of Sacramento will begin a Sacramento Train Station renovation this spring.
Construction on a street car line connecting Sacramento and West Sacramento is expected to break ground next summer.
Three Sacramento residents have dropped their lawsuit against the city for allegedly providing "secret subsidies" to the Kings' arena.
UPDATE Aug. 13, 11:52 a.m. - The City of Sacramento has sold $299 million in bonds to help pay for the construction of a new arena in downtown Sacramento.
The City of Sacramento has agreed to hold 15 million emails as part of a lawsuit filed by two people who filed a California Public Records Act Request.
Closing arguments are complete in the trial over whether the city of Sacramento provided an illegal subsidy to the Sacramento Kings ownership group as part of the arena deal.
A lawsuit against the City of Sacramento and the Sacramento Kings has gone to trial.