Sacramento Mayor, Stern hold ‘productive’ meeting
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is calling his meeting with NBA
Commissioner David Stern and other executives a ”productive
conversation” about the city’s efforts to help finance a new
The meeting in New York on Friday also included AEG President
Tim Leiweke. The Los Angeles-based company has expressed interest
in operating a Sacramento-owned arena to house the Kings.
Johnson says in a statement that he ”made clear Sacramento’s
seriousness of purpose when it comes to developing a true
public-private partnership” for a new arena. Stern has said the
Kings will again explore relocation if there’s no arena plan by
The Sacramento City Council has approved several preliminary
measures to finance a new arena. Details of the final plan – and a
vote – are not expected until at least February.