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Seattle Lawsuits Give Sacramento Hope
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On February 22, 2013 @ 4:40 pm In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
The question of which city, Sacramento or Seattle, is ahead in the race to bring the NBA a brand new arena attached to a shiny new public subsidy is unclear at this time, but sources with intimate knowledge of the situation tell PBT that so long as Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson delivers on his promises that Sacramento will be ahead in that process.
A lot of that comes down where each city is legally within that process, and how that process is conducted in both Washington and California.
While some early media reports might have led folks to believe that Chris Hansen’s arena deal (and offer to buy the team) were a slam dunk, the documents laying out the framework of his arena proposal are under siege.
Specifically, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Interlocal Agreement (IA) he entered into with the city of Seattle and King County have been under intense scrutiny locally, as they are currently the target of two lawsuits. The first of those lawsuits is potentially being decided today at 1:30 PT.
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