Dear Mr. York and the 49ers,
Given the recent resignation our Santa Clara Mayor, I would like to give you some unsolicited advice. I know that you must be worried about losing your majority rule in our city council.
The best thing that you can do for your organization and its relationship with the residents of Santa Clara is to stop participating in our politics. Don’t send your financially dependent supporters to give speeches at our school board meetings. Don’t give money to candidates. Don’t recruit anyone to run for mayor. Don’t have secret strategy meetings. Don’t lobby our council members.
It will take courage and respect for others to allow local politics to stay local, but it’s probably the ONLY way that you can reverse your current karma situation (5-11) and repair your relationship with the residents of Santa Clara, soccer players, girl scouts and others.