The Sacramento city council went on the record last night as being totally in favor of a new Kings arena getting built somehow, someway. The council voted 7-2 for a resolution stating its “continued commitment to enter into a public-private partnership to develop a new sports and entertainment facility for the region that meets NBA standards and represents a sound fiscal and economic development investment for the city’s taxpayers.”
Which is basically where things stood a year ago, down to both the 7-2 vote margin and the lack of any coherent plan on how to pay for said arena. But at least it garnered headlines about Sacramento doing something, as the NBA nears crunch time to make a decision on the Kings’ prospective buyers’ request to move the team to Seattle. Which is better than nothing, though I expect David Stern would prefer the kind of resolution with a dollar sign at the front and a lot of zeroes on the end.