One of the arguments being made for the arena are that it'll pay for its self by attracting more people to the area, reviving downtown. If this does work ( and that is a mighty big IF ) it'll just be turning the place the stadium used to be, into a huge slum, essentially unplugging its life support.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Problems With the New Kings Arena
To be fair, I'm not a fan of the Sacramento King's, but that doesn't mean that I am against them. I don't believe that building a new arena downtown is going to solve any local problems, nor do I think it is right to carry out these plans without consulting those who live and work in the immediate area. They are the ones who will be immediate effected, so why not ask for a vote? Some of City Council members say that they were elected to make decisions such as these. This suggest that they understand the mounting disapproval of the stadium and are afraid of it being turned down. Instead they chose withhold that power, from those who it could most benefit.