SACRAMENTO - The city of Sacramento says a new arena by itself is not enough to revitalize downtown, and leaders are turning to the public for additional ideas.
The city posted a four-question survey on the envisionsacramento website to gather public feedback on what businesses should surround a new arena downtown.
According to city leaders, within a matter of hours, dozens of responses were received to questions such as, "What features do you want to see developed surrounding the arena?" and "Are there features you have found in other cities you like?"
City representatives say those who responded were interested in features similar to AT&T Park in San Francisco, and would like to see more restaurants in the area.
Not all feedback was positive though. Critics want the city to focus their attention on other important matters like schools, instead of a new arena, said city leaders.
Officials say they will collect all the feedback from the survey over a two-week span and then submit them to the city council for consideration.