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Sacramento's New Job Hire To Divvy Up 820 Free Sacramento Kings Tickets

  

Elected officials and some City of Sacramento departments will receive at least 800 free tickets to Kings games at the new downtown arena. The city is hiring someone to handle the ticket requests.

The Sacramento City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance change Tuesday night. It would say how Sacramento will distribute the free tickets it will receive from the Golden 1 Center.

The proposed policy says a ticket administrator should attempt to allocate 30 percent of tickets to community groups, 30 percent for economic development purposes, 26 percent to the mayor and city council, 10 percent to city departments and non-charter offices and 4 percent to the city manager, city attorney, city clerk and city treasurer's offices.

Wendy Klock-Johnson is the Assistant City Clerk. She says her office has already been interviewing candidates to fill the position of ticket administrator.

"We'll be doing a lot of things besides just handing out tickets," says Klock-Johnson. "We need to make sure we are in compliance with all of the regulations regarding reporting and using those tickets in accordance to the policy that's being produced."

The position previously existed in the Department of Public Works' budget, but hasn't been filled for at least two years. The pay range is $85,000 to  $107,000.

Last year, the city recorded 218 ticket requests for 39 events. None were at Sleeptrain Arena.

Neither the city nor the Kings could say how many events besides basketball have been scheduled that include free tickets for Sacramento.