Re "Arena vote just a wasted expense" (Our Region, Marcos Breton, Dec. 15): Since twice as many voters signed the petition circulated by STOP (Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork) as attended a Sacramento Kings game, our elected official should save the $100,000 by automatically putting the matter to the vote of those of us who will have to pay the costs. If the arena is such a good deal, then those who will profit should pay the total costs of the project. Why should 100 percent of city residents pay for a facility used by fewer than 1 percent?
-- H.J. Banks, Sacramento