Letter From Ken Thomas

I see in the news that the costs for the new stadium are far beyond what was disclosed during the election. This does not surprise me given the amount of money that the 49ers spent promoting Measure J *and* to past campaigns of Patty Mahan, Jamie Matthews, and Pat Kolstad. That was a good business investment for the 49ers as that allows them to avoid the $850 million loan that is about to hobble our city’s future. It’s just a matter of time before another statement from that same election, Matthews giving an “iron clad guarantee” about no new city taxes being used, becomes yet another false election claim just like George Bush and his famous “Read my lips, no new taxes.”

It saddens me that the citizens of Santa Clara have been so blatantly misled and will have decades of debt to pay off as a result.