But how the public perceives the public financing piece of the arena proposal could determine whether or not Seattle citizens will support it, the KING 5 poll shows.
Perception of who does or does not pay is the only question that needs a constant answer.
Users pay, franchises pay, and when they pay for it all the arena is given to the city and county.
"They pay", remember that, "public" in the minds of headline readers means "everybody".
Always insist on specific language in your conversations, it's all "them" paying for "their" arena, because that's the fact.