SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is calling his meeting with NBA Commissioner David Stern and other executives a “productive conversation” about the city’s efforts to help finance a new arena.

The meeting in New York on Friday also included AEG President Tim Leiweke. The Los Angeles-based company has expressed interest in operating a Sacramento-owned arena to house the Kings.

Johnson says in a statement that he “made clear Sacramento’s seriousness of purpose when it comes to developing a true public-private partnership” for a new arena. Stern has said the Kings will again explore relocation if there’s no arena plan by March 1.

The Sacramento City Council has approved several preliminary measures to finance a new arena. Details of the final plan — and a vote — are not expected until at least February.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

Comments (3)
  1. .. says:

    Fix those teeth you nappy headed hoe!!

  2. Kyle says:

    Mr. Johnson, please just stop wasting taxpayers money, time, and resources of this failure of a team and your own dreams/delusions of grandeur! Being stuck with a failed team, failed arena, and a failed mayor is not nor will it be a good thing for the City and residents of Sacramento!

  3. Truth Hurts says:

    Kevin Johnson need to focus on the crime in Sacramento.

    Second, he need to focus on jobs…..


    The arena deal will in fact line the pockets of the rich people in SacTown.

    Meanwhile the K street mall still smells like urine & there are a lot of people out of work………………

    Resign KJ & do all of us a favor!

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