New Opposition To Kings Arena

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, August 3, 2006

Jerry Camous, president of the Association, says public money should not be going to the arena when safety organizations like the fire, police and sheriff’s departments are understaffed:

The police department alone is at 80 percent staffed, yet we’re entertaining a quarter percent sales tax to fund an arena that will benefit a private venture.
Camous says the Police Officers Association will likely team up with a coalition of public safety groups to fight the tax and arena measures.
Supporters of the measures say the arena will bring additional revenue to Sacramento and revitalize the downtown area.