A group that wants the public to vote on funding for the new Kings arena received a nice chunk of change from a local business owner.

Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork, or STOP, raised more than $31,000 over the past few months.

John Hyde with STOP says most of the donations were around $100 dollars, but there were a few large amounts -- including $25,000 from Chris Rufer, owner of tomato processor Morning Star.

"His main concern about this issue, is the use of public funding for, essentially, a private business, and he on principle, is opposed to that idea," Hyde said. 

Hyde says STOP has more than the 22,000 signatures needed to put the arena funding question on the ballot. They plan to turn them over to the city next month.