If you thought the fight to build an arena in downtown Sacramento was going to get easier once Sacramento kept the Kings, think again.
Video shot by Cory Vincent, posted YouTube and sent to FOX40 shows the group “S.T.O.P.,” also known as the Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork is trying to gather enough signatures to force a citywide vote on the arena.
Though, the information used to gather signatures isn’t necessarily truthful.
In the video, a signature gatherer can be overheard saying, “They’re trying to charge us to build a new arena in Sacramento. They’re gonna increase taxes? Yeah, they’re gonna increase taxes.”
It’s a joint effort of Crown Downtown and the Sacramento Region Builders to stop the misinformation.
“Going from place to place where see them gathering petitions and hand out flyers with the truth about the arena,” Joshua Wood told FOX40.
S.T.O.P. needs to gather 33,000 valid signatures from city voters and seem to be using scare and bait and switch to do so, even at the big Kings rally downtown in May.
“When everyone was celebrating the arena, basically gathering signatures saying, ‘Here help build the arena,’” Wood said.
So far S.T.O.P. has about half those signatures and has until December to get them all.