Letter From Mike Rawlings

Based on the recently released financing and liability structures found within the DDA, I wholeheartedly OPPOSE the 49er Stadium.I believe Measure-J was misrepresented regarding the ultimate financial impact and liability to the City of Santa Clara and if voters were ask again the measure would not get a majority. It seems the entire agreement has been spun once Measure-J passed so now the 49ers have very little skin in the game. As you’ve have done so well in the past, I ask that you investigate this matter and report the true Stadium cost, liabilities, and ultimate public benefit to your readers. A billion dollar poor investment to employ low wage, seasonal jobs is not a way forward for the City of Santa Clara. Nor has it been for any other city.