Petition signers were framed

02/27/2014 1:02 PM

02/27/2014 1:12 PM

Re "Ruling swats down an arena vote" (Page A1, Feb. 27): We've been framed. Before Arco Arena was even 25 years old, Mayor Kevin Johnson and the Maloofs framed the arena as aging. Yet for nearly twice as long, we will be paying on debt to these new billionaires for a new arena. And who pays? Not so much Kings fans. Many of them do not live in the city. Johnson intimates that more than 22,000 Sacramento citizens are outsiders, simply for wanting to vote, while he and Kings owners Shaquille O'Neal, from Los Angeles, Vivek Ranadive, from the Silicon Valley, stand against them. Johnson follows an opportunistic path sweeping aside democratic processes.

-- Craig Rieser, Sacramento

Editor's Choice Videos


Join the Discussion

The Sacramento Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service