Sacramento Kings Anaheim Relocation Rumors: Anaheim Mayor Thinks Effort to Block Bonds Are Futile

Last week, we told you about a group of Sacramentans hoping to block Anaheim's issuance of $75 million in bonds to lure the Kings to Southern California.  The group, called the Committee to Save the Kings, are roaming the streets of Anaheim collecting signatures to hopefully force a public vote on those bonds.  They would need the John Hancocks of about 12,000 registered Anaheim voters who participated in the 2010 California Gubernatorial Race to make an election a reality.

In an email exchange with Eric Carpenter of the Orange County Register, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait said this about the effort:

Q. What do you think about the idea of them coming down here to force a vote?

A. "Personally, I think it is not a good use of time and resources. We've been very clear from the beginning that any NBA deal would be privately funded. Our actions as a city council last week assured that protection to our taxpayers."

The issuance of those bonds were approved unanimously by Anaheim City Council members last week. 

For more Kings-to-Anaheim relocation rumors, follow this story stream and visit Sactown Royalty.

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