Re Why we need an arena ...gimme a moment, willya? (Forum, Steve Wiegand): Steve Wiegand was right on in his tongue-in-cheek review of the downtown arena situation. The whole thing is farcical. We have one gung-ho mayor and several thousand fans dictating to a third of a million people about an arena that could very well be the beginning of a municipal bankruptcy like those experienced by Detroit and Stockton. Spending is down, and the recession in many ways is still here. It is time for the majority of the people in Sacramento to demand a vote on the arena.
-- Dennis M. Wiegle, Sacramento