Measure Q was rejected by voters 71% to 29%.

  • "All new taxes remove money from the private economy leaving consumers with less to spend."

In some form or another, Voters recognized many points offered by the Measure's opposition including:

  • "Sales taxes would not have increased budgets for the necessary police officers and firemen needed to staff the demands of the new arena."
  • In other cities, corporations have funded new arenas, why not the same scenario in Sacramento?

Background - 2006

  • Sales taxes would increase "the basic necessities for working families, seniors and the disabled".

In 2006, Sacramento Voters Rejected Tax Increases to Fund a Downtown Arena

  • "Basketball is not an essential government function for which citizens should be taxed."

State-of-the-Art?


More to follow.

In May 2014, the City Council approved the project despite opposition from the Residents.


Politics as usual.