Re "Hansen revealed as petition backer" (Page A1, Aug. 17): The people of Sacramento have a right to vote on whether or not they want public funds to be used to build a sports arena. Polls show that they want to have a say on how their money is spent.
Supporters of the arena project seem to think that putting the public subsidy to a vote means being anti-arena. Nothing could be farther from the truth. What's wrong with being able to exercise our democratic rights? If the voters approve the subsidy, then the developers can move ahead knowing they have the backing of the community. Why would they not want that?
-- Christine Hansen, Sacramento