Arena Opponents Speak Out

Share |
(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, July 17, 2006

Dave Tomayo  – president of People United for a Better Sacramento – says the proposed quarter-cent sales tax hike falls hardest on low income families. 

"You know, if those people were going to benefit from the creation of a better school system that’s a different story than if you’re just going to give that money away by building an arena that a private group of people benefits from the revenue from." 

He also say the proposed tax hike unfairly singles out Sacramento County residents, giving El Dorado and Placer County residents a free ride. Arena supporters say a new facility is crucial to the city’s economic vitality.