Building a consensus for a new arena for the Sacramento Kings is a big undertaking. To help win over a skeptical public, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson will call upon a newly created committee that dwarfs the California Assembly.

With 60 members drawn from across the Kings market, he hopes to bring elected officials, leaders, labor representatives, and the general public together to craft a vision for the new sports complex within 100 days.

The $387 million question will fall to the committee. Co-chairing the undertaking is the democratic former Sacramento local government official and current President of the Senate Darrell Steinberg and republican State Senator Ted Gaines.

From the Sacramento Bee:

In his quest to convince residents from Lincoln to Galt that paying for a new sports arena in downtown Sacramento makes sense, Mayor Kevin Johnson is convening a task force larger than the state Senate.

Johnson announced Tuesday that he is forming a 60-member commission made up of elected leaders, and business and labor representatives from across the region to come up with a plan to finance a new arena. They will be charged with hammering out a proposal over the next 100 days.

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