Minority Groups Oppose Arena Tax

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(Sacramento, CA)
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Phil Barros, with La Raza network, says NO to a new arena tax:
Over 95 percent of Latino people in our community don’t go to the Kings or Monarchs games now.  They can’t afford to go to those games.
Other groups like the NAACP say the proposed quarter cent sales tax will fall disproportionately on the poor.
But Doug Elmets, spokesman for the pro-arena campaign, says cities are committed to using part of the money raised by the increase to pay for things minority communities need, like boys and girls clubs:
Communities throughout Sacramento are going to be able to help those that may not be able to help themselves.
The arena tax issue will be decided during the November election.