Insight: Arena Initiative / Stockton Politics / Lauren McCullough
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Arena Ballot Initiative
Signature drives for and against a proposed Sacramento Entertainment and Sports Complex
are coming to a close Tuesday. Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP
) opposes the new ESC and needs 22,000 signatures to put public financing of the project to a citywide vote. STOP says it could turn in as many as 40,000 valid signatures. Meanwhile, DowntownArena.org
, which supports a new sports complex at the K Street Mall, says STOP used misleading information to collect signatures for the ballot initiative and has collected 15,000 signature withdrawal forms that would null some of the 40,000 signatures STOP has collected.
Craig Powell, President of Eye on Sacramento
Joshua Wood, Executive Director of DowntownArena.org
Arena Debate schedule HERE
The Stockton City Council admonished the Mayor Anthony Silva last week for fumbling the hiring of a new city manager. Some people are concerned the admonishment is a signal of city infighting, but others see the admonishment as a sign of a city council cracking down on the sort of behavior that landed the municipality in bankruptcy. Stockton Record Columnist Michael Fitzgerald
has been paying attention to the story and joins us to explain more about what’s going on in his city.
Not Dying Girl
Diagnosed with a rare form of cancer as a child, Lauren McCullough has set out to live her life on her terms and she’s chronicling her journey through a blog, The Not Dying Girl
. McCullough’s cancer has returned, but she is not letting it slow her down. She joins us on the day before her 21st
birthday to talk about her cancer and how writing the blog has helped her. We’ll also hear from her nurse practitioner about the challenges children face when dealing with cancer.