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Anaheim Residents Encouraged Not To Sign Out-of-town Petition

Alert: DO NOT SIGN THE OUT OF TOWN PETITION!

Anaheim has attracted the interest of NBA basketball but don’t be misled by out of town signature gatherers who want to stop the NBA team from coming to Anaheim.  This proposal will benefit the community and will not use taxpayer dollars.

It is no secret that the NBA’s professional basketball team, the Sacramento Kings, has expressed a desire to relocate to the Honda Center in Anaheim.  The economic benefits for the City of Anaheim are real and substantial—from job creation and visitor dollars to media exposure and additional revenue for the city.  In a similar NBA team relocation effort the economic impact was $223 million and more than 1,300 full-time-job equivalents from the NBA team and arena activities.

Yet, just as we are excited about the prospect of the team moving to Anaheim, some in Sacramento are less than pleased to see them leave. These outsiders are trying to gather signatures from Anaheim residents to stop Anaheim from welcoming the team, signing a lease or other local financial arrangements that benefit us all. DO NOT SIGN THEIR PETITION.

S.O.A.R. is a part of the coalition along with, The Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Anaheim /Orange County Visitors and Convention Bureau, Orange County Business Council, Orange County Taxpayers Association and the Anaheim City Council, that supports bringing an NBA basketball team to the Honda Center in Anaheim.


Posted on April 26, 2011

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