Re Arena-vote petitions foul out (Page A1, Jan. 25): I hope we can now put an end to this debate about public money for a Sacramento sports arena. The Sacramento Taxpayers Opposed to Pork (STOP) campaign has lost. We salute our City Council members in their efforts to get this arena built on time and in budget. With the latest version of a plan in place I am sure this will happen. Our local craftspeople are just itching to get to work on this vital project and all the other downtown upgrades and developments.
-- Steve Hope, Sacramento, trustee, Sheet Metal Workers Local Union 104