What could Santa Clara do with $850 million?
It could help its public schools decrease class size and increase days of instruction.
It could establish a foundation to help youth recreation programs and senior services.
It could help relieve the growing homeless population in the city.
Or, the city could spend $850 million building a football stadium.
With all the social and economic challenges this city faces, the City Council has, unbelievably, chosen to spend this great sum not on the social or educational welfare of its citizens, but instead is happily spending it on a football stadium! A stadium cannot help children learn, solve our homeless problem, or take care of our senior citizens. If the city wants to solve these problems they should get a loan and spend this money directly on these problems, not on a professional football stadium. We must re-examine our priorities.