San Francisco supervisors move
to restore 49ers stadium negotiations
Screenshot courtesy 49ers.com
By Ari Barak, Bay City News Service
January 22, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) - Two San Francisco supervisors plan
this week to call for stepped up efforts to keep a new stadium
project for the San Francisco 49ers in the city, said an aide
to Board of Supervisors President Aaron Peskin.
Peskin said in a statement Friday that he and Supervisor Sophie
Maxwell will introduce a resolution asking 49ers officials to
continue working with developers from Lennar Corporation "to
ensure all appropriate financing tools, mechanisms and entitlements
are available for the development of Candlestick Point and the
Shipyard, so no further delays occur.''
Peskin and Maxwell would like to see a future stadium and the
revitalization of the Bayview neighborhood.
Peskin's spokesman David Noyola said Peskin and Maxwell want
plans discussed at a Nov. 21 public hearing by the Board of Supervisors,
the development team and the 49ers to move forward so an alternative
stadium site may be presented to the 49ers by their opening day
deadline in 2012.
Since the Nov. 21 hearing, the issues "haven't been examined
in a manner that lends itself to a resolution and pragmatic solution,''
"The community deserves a process that examines a stadium
alternative and a no-stadium alternative,'' said Maxwell, who
represents the Bayview district.
"We need housing, education and infrastructure improvements,
and hopefully that plan will allow the 49ers to see clearly San
Francisco is the optimum site,'' Maxwell added.
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