Agreed--not only did George Maloof directly accuse the mayor of lying about the term sheet, the Maloofs' attorneys sent a letter to the city that picks apart the entire deal--it reads like a list of anti-arena talking points.
The Maloofs think the city's EIR timetable is too short, they are concerned that the Railyards EIR is still under legal threat, they don't think the project is eligible for the AB 900 exemption from CEQA, they think the city is low-balling concerns about increased traffic and needed improvements to roadways, they city is underestimating other outside agency approvals, and they even have problems with the city's financing, calling them ambiguous --"What is clear, is that the city has yet to solidify a financing plan." And at the end, they point out that they have other concerns, but didn't have time to list them all before they sent the letter.
Keep in mind this isn't a letter from an opponent of the arena--but from the folks who are supposed to be the primary beneficiaries of the project!
I suppose the only way they could top it would be to show up at the next City Council meeting in leather bodysuits carrying whips, demanding that Kevin Johnson and the entire City Council subject themselves to public flogging and then eat dog food off the Council dais before they'll agree to the city's terms.
In the meantime, the city agreed to spend the $200,000 the NBA is apparently going to provide starting the environmental review process, and we'll see how many other ways the Maloofs can humiliate Sacramento's city government and elected officials in the next two weeks.