Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork says it will be launching a petition campaign next week to overturn the Kings arena deal, and — hey, wait, isn’t this the same petition campaign they said they were launching a month ago? Looks like it, but there’s no hurry or anything—
The group has 180 days to gather signatures, under election rules. To qualify for a special election this year, however, the group likely will have a month or less to gather the signatures, city officials estimated. The next opportunity for a special election after this year won’t come until 2015, City Clerk Shirley Concolino said.
By 2015 the Kings arena is almost certain to be under construction already, so really it’s now or never for this thing. At 33,000 valid signatures required, that’s more than a thousand a day; STOP is going to have to hope that Sacramentans can write really fast, not to mention that they’re all sticking around over the July 4th holiday week.