Sacramento Arena Fight Remains Acrimonious
Sacramento’s arena war hit new levels of intensity this week after Seattle financier Chris Hansen was revealed as the secret source of money for a petition drive to put the city’s arena plans to a public vote.
Seizing on outrage at the news, arena supporters took to the streets Saturday, hanging more than 1,000 fliers on front doors asking residents who signed the petitions to withdraw their signatures. “Don’t let Seattle money steal away our chance at 4,000 jobs for Sacramento!” the fliers urged.
As of today, the Sacramento city clerk’s office reported it had received more than 1,600 signed forms from voters asking that their signatures be removed from the arena petition.
via Tony Bizjak and Ryan Lillis of The Sacramento Bee