Santa Clara Plays Fair is organizing a referendum petition drive to give voters the right to determine whether or not the stadium deal is good for Santa Clara. The costs outlined in the Measure J campaign are VERY different from the deal the City Council approved last month. The current deal calls for the 49ers to pay NOTHING towards the construction costs, and calls for the Stadium Authority to take responsibility for $850,000,000 in loans from Goldman Sachs and Bank of America.
Contact Santa Clara Plays Fair to find a place to sign the petition or to volunteer to help.
Here is a collection of papers and articles written by Santa Clara residents:
"A Citizen's Perspective: Should the San Francisco 49ers and the City of Santa Clara Collaborate on the Building of a New Sports Stadium?" by Erlinda Anne Estrada, M.L.I.S., presentation to City Council, May 22, 2007. Read more.
"NFL stadium a poor investment for Santa Clara," by Kate Grant, op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, April 16, 2007. Read more.