Saturday, December 22, 2007

K Street Drama, Act 334

Going to court, mayor says speed is needed.

Court battle looms for city, K Street landlord
Mayor Fargo says fast action's needed to revive downtown.
By Mary Lynne Vellinga -
Published 12:00 am PST Saturday, December 22, 2007

The city of Sacramento will likely head to court in January to force downtown property owner Moe Mohanna to sell his K Street properties.

The City Council voted Tuesday to authorize the court action, but it won't be filed before year's end, said Assistant City Manager John Dangberg.

Dangberg said city and redevelopment agency staff members and attorneys would be getting together the first week of January "to work all that out, as far as the exact filing date and so forth."

Mayor Heather Fargo said Friday that the city shouldn't waste any time.

"I think everybody is ready for significant progress," she said. "If negotiations can go well and quickly, that will be fine, and if not we'll be moving ahead quickly to get this phase wrapped up."