City arena debt question needs more study

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 - 1:10 pm

Re "City Arena subsidy faces new debate" (Page A1, Dec. 6): When in doubt, you'd rather not? There are plenty of ongoing issues with the starting of the construction of the Sacramento arena in downtown. The new debate is whether the city of Sacramento would be able to pay off a debt loaned by private investors. This new arena could provide more employment opportunities for residents, yet it could lead to a $36 million debt. Is it a good idea to risk that amount of money? Usually, a majority of residents tend to choose one option more than the other, but opinions on this issue could be evenly divided. If there is any question about debt, then there should be broader and more detailed research before making a decision. This research would provide Sacramento residents, including those critical of the proposed arena, with a sense of security for their city.

-- Jazmin Hernandez, Sacramento

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