Re "Hansen revealed as petition backer" (Page A1, Aug. 17): The Sacramento Bee and other media have devoted gallons of ink and reams of newsprint railing against the source of funding for the measure to place the city's participation in the funding of the Kings arena on the ballot. They loudly protest these evil people wanting a vote on the issue.
The bigger story is what The Bee and others don't say. And that is this: Arena backers putting this much effort into avoiding a vote on the issue means that they have internal polling telling them that either the arena would lose a vote or it would be too close to call. That arena backers are aware of and afraid of this level of opposition it the real story.
-- George Alger, Placerville