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Santa Clara voters OK 49ers stadium
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6/9/10 | John Wildermuth, Chronicle Staff Writer

Posted on 06/09/2010 2:59:50 PM PDT by SmithL

Santa Clara voters Tuesday approved Measure J, the San Francisco 49ers' plan to build a $937 million stadium in their community.

The measure took a strong early lead, and although results from the city's precincts were coming in slowly, the crush of mail ballots that was reported minutes after the polls closed was enough for the victory.

Santa Clara officials and several hundred stadium supporters packed into an American Legion hall to celebrate the anticipated passage of Measure J. While precinct results were slow to arrive, the stadium supporters exuded confidence. By 9:30 p.m., the pro-Measure J leaders already were handing out awards and congratulating each other for a measure well won.

Opponents of the stadium could only watch the results and hope for an upset that never came.

"We did everything we could possibly do, and all we can do now is wait," said Bill Bailey, a leader of the effort to block construction of the new home for the NFL club.

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has argued that Santa Clara's stadium election does not guarantee that the 49ers will leave the city, which will move ahead with plans for a new stadium site as part of the Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment project.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: 49ers; nfl; sanfrancisco; santaclara

1 posted on 06/09/2010 2:59:51 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: scott says

fyi


2 posted on 06/09/2010 3:00:19 PM PDT by SmithL (Don't blame me, I voted for DeVore!)
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To: SmithL

idiots.


3 posted on 06/09/2010 3:07:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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4 posted on 06/09/2010 3:10:25 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: SmithL
Santa Clara County, CA

1 in every 343 housing units received a foreclosure filing in April 2010.

5 posted on 06/09/2010 3:10:48 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: SmithL

Good bye old stadium.

Hello, Goldman Sachs field.

Or, maybe they’ll call it the Pelosi Bowl?


6 posted on 06/09/2010 3:13:55 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SmithL

The taxpayers will be sorry.

They should come to Pittsburgh and see what a new baseball stadium has done for the Pittsburgh Pirates.


7 posted on 06/09/2010 3:18:09 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

Are these voters idiots? Or are they convinced that at some point, the federal government (ie, taxpayers) will wind up bailing out California and all its municipalities because California is “too big to fail”. It’s kind of like Obama promising to bail out anyone with credit card debt over $50,000 as of December 2010, and then being surprised at personal credit card use between now and November.


8 posted on 06/09/2010 3:27:24 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: SmithL

This is terrible. Of course, this doesn’t mean it will actually go through. Voters approved a stadium in San Francisco back in ‘97 or ‘98.


9 posted on 06/09/2010 3:34:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SmithL

I cant be a 40whiner fan, I dont look good in red!
damnit


10 posted on 06/09/2010 3:34:40 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Sir Clancelot

I don’t know what was done to persuade voters to go for this. I remember when both new stadiums (baseball and football) were built here in Pittsburgh. The mayor of Pittsburgh at the time declared that it won’t cost the citizens anything because most of the money would come from the state. He didn’t mention that the state’s contribution would come from — gasp! — the taxpayers.

And of course, we were told that a new baseball stadium would make the Pirates competitive. Well, the Pirates are now in the cellar and have been since the stadium was built. Guess the new stadium didn’t work out for them.


11 posted on 06/09/2010 3:37:18 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SmithL

I wish I was a billionaire 49’ers NFL team franchise owner, because then I could get Bay Area dumbasses to build a shiny new stadium for my shitty team while I claimed all the tax credits, raised beer prices to $11.75 a cup, and sold the fans $7.25 hotdogs that are older and have more wrinkles than Harry Reid’s scrotum-inspired face.


12 posted on 06/09/2010 3:41:58 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: SmithL

Well, the syphilis of their fans will be Santa Clara’s problem. Good luck, Santa Clara.


13 posted on 06/09/2010 4:29:54 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (<----Click over there for a special message from GOP_Raider)
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Traffic on those tiny 101-237 offramps is gonna suuuuuuuck.

14 posted on 06/09/2010 5:11:56 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
Sigh.

CA voters played a perfect game last night - 27 batters, 27 strikeouts.

15 posted on 06/09/2010 5:13:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: martin_fierro

I am not sure this stadium will ever really happen, but traffic will be terrible and parking will be worse.


16 posted on 06/09/2010 5:21:46 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: SmithL

Well, so much for me being able to get off the 101 to go to church (Our Lady of Peace) on the same exit as this boondoggle - if it comes to pass.

BTW, the reason the Santa Clara voters went for it is that the backers “guaranteed” that there was no financial risk to the taxpayers - only UPSIDE! :-/


17 posted on 06/10/2010 2:07:16 AM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: mainepatsfan

How are they going to pay for it, when the entire state is going broke, and Santa Clara is running massive deficits?


18 posted on 06/10/2010 7:08:44 AM PDT by Badeye (I can see NOVEMBER from My HOUSE.)
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To: Badeye

Through bonds.


19 posted on 07/16/2010 12:19:23 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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