Sacramento Arena Foes Lose Bid For Tax Subsidy Vote

Law360, New York (February 27, 2014, 1:39 PM EST) -- A California court on Wednesday tossed a suit seeking a ballot vote on tax subsidies Sacramento promised for a $447 million basketball arena project, agreeing with the city that petitions collected for the vote were invalid and that the proposed measure would violate the city charter.

Judge Timothy M. Frawley of Sacramento Superior Court ruled that it was appropriate for the court to review the validity of the ordinance that petitioners — including a group known as Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork — wanted to have...
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