As the private sector begins to examine how much downtown's parking spaces, garages and enforcement operations are worth, I thought it might be worth gauging support for leasing those facilities to help build an arena.
You'll find a poll to the right with a couple of answers. But if you'd like to expand on your thoughts, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a few options.
Some don't want the city to lease out parking operations at all, concerned that the deal will hurt the city's bottom line in the long run.
Others are supportive of leasing the facilities to help finance the arena; city officials said as much as $200 million toward the $387 million arena could be generated by leasing parking operations.
Some on the council have floated other ideas. Councilman Kevin McCarty has mentioned the possibility of wanting to use the money to build a museum similar to the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco (even though Sacramento is already well into building its own science museum on the banks of the Sacramento River north of downtown).
Another idea mentioned often is using the money to help the city make much-needed improvements to its water and sewer system. Others may want the money to pay for basic services, like police and parks.