Santa Clara City Council to hear more from 49ers
about stadium proposal
Screenshot courtesy 49ers.com
By Jason Bennert
April 23, 2007
The San Francisco 49ers are scheduled to present their proposed
stadium cost estimate and financing plan to the Santa Clara City
Council on Tuesday night and the council is already hearing concerns
from residents, according to the city manager's office.
Public correspondence sent to the Santa Clara City Council about
the proposed stadium deal is running almost four-to-one either
against the proposal or expressing concerns about it, according
to a memo sent to the council.
Between November and April 19, 12 letters, emails or phone messages
in favor of the stadium proposal and 43 either opposed to it or
expressing concern about it were sent to the council, according
to the memo signed by City Manager Jennifer Sparacino and Deputy
City Manager Carol McCarthy.
However McCarthy believes that letters, emails and phone messages
from stadium supporters will ultimately catch up.
""I'm expecting a flurry of those,'' McCarthy said.
The team is not releasing its proposal in advance of the meeting.
According to media reports, the 49ers are expected to ask for
a public contribution from Santa Clara of approximately $180 million
of the estimated $800-$950 million stadium cost.
The city council meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Santa Clara
City Hall, 1500 Warburton Avenue in Santa Clara.
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