Concern for city motivates arena petition drive

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 - 7:12 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 - 11:39 am

Re "Arena vote petitions arrive" (Page A1, Dec. 11): Shame on Mayor Kevin Johnson. Those of us who question the wisdom of the arena subsidy and financing plan are not the "outside interests" he decries. We are residents concerned about Sacramento government's fixation on the arena while we lack basic city services, such as timely recycling and yard waste pickup and prompt police response to property crimes. We are concerned about piling on debt while infrastructure, such as water and sewer lines need replacement, and while we face increasing retiree health and pension obligations. We don't want to share the fate of Stockton and my home town of Detroit. Those who attack the supporters of an arena vote do so because they have no answer for our arguments.

-- Jack Kashtan, Sacramento

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