"We are on track to do something very historic. We get a chance to say we are going to keep our team. We want to be able to keep what's ours. We get a chance to change the trajectory of this community for many, many years. We're going to go back to New York and let them know."
-- Kevin Johnson - voted yes
"Obviously there is risk involved, but that is what leadership is about. And I think the rewards are great. It is a chance to invest in our future. We need jobs, frankly. I think this is just a huge opportunity for our city."
-- Jay Schenirer - voted yes (from Morocco, where it was 4:30 a.m.)
"We are demonstrating that business and labor can work together. This represents a major step for this city in leading us out of this depression."
-- Allen Warren - voted yes
"I think this is the best investor group we've ever had come to the table. This is our opportunity. This is our moment. This could be the golden age of Sacramento that we are bringing."
-- Steve Hansen - voted yes
"I'm really excited for what it represents for my community (North Natomas). The Kings would still play there until we get a new stadium. During that time we would be moving forward with what (redevelopment) is going to happen for Natomas."
-- Angelique Ashby - voted yes
"Some ask me, Kevin, what would you support? If it was a Seattle-like deal with a 40 percent city contribution with a return on our investment. Is the deal good enough? For me, it is not. The risks, I believe, outweigh the rewards."
-- Kevin McCarty - voted no
"I'd see a lot of cities pointing to Sacramento, saying that's how you do a partnership. This city is big enough. We can walk and chew gum at the same time - we can get the community center theater (refurbishing) done (also). We are a big enough, smart enough city."
-- Steve Cohn - voted yes
"This has been a rushed proposal. We had very little time to listen to our constituents. The public did have concerns about this process. For me, it is about protecting the taxpayers on existing services. To me, the risk outweighs the benefits."
-- Darrell Fong - voted no
"I totally get the economic value of keeping the Kings in Sacramento, so I support taking this next step."
-- Bonnie Pannell - voted yes