It's difficult to understand how an arena which promises to revitalize Allentown cannot generate enough new taxes and commerce to save our water system. It's difficult to understand how municipal bonds for a discretionary recreational facility sold like hotcakes, while bonds backed by a revenue stream of captured water users, would be a hard sell. It's difficult to believe that this city, and this city council, have both these acts going on at the same time. One must question to what extent the Pennsylvania Economy League really acted as an honest broker in it's advise to council. An Allentown Water Authority could buy the system from the city by issuing revenue anticipation bonds based on water and sewage income, and keep control and ownership for the citizens of Allentown. Water, unlike hockey tickets, is recession proof, a necessity of life. These are exactly the type of bonds sought by investors. The pension crunch is two years away. A responsible City Council would seek another opinion on the marketability of water bonds, especially with so much citizen opposition to the current plan.