This is a guest post from reader Mizg
The week of July 6, 2009 a new bill was unveiled in Sacramento that would allow Santa Clara to avoid a public bidding process for its proposed new NFL stadium – in an apparent violation of the city of Santa Clara’s own charter. Bill Bailey of Santa Clara Plays Fair is very concerned with this new development. He says of his city and citizens “if it’s our money, it should involve our rules.” The author of this bill is California state Sen. Elaine Alquist, who represents much of the South Bay, & Santa Clara. The bill started out as a legitimate bill then morphed into a measure that would allow SC to pick a contractor without taking competitive bidding for the stadium (in other words the York’s have final say who is the contractor.) The York’s and for that matter it is alleged some members of the Santa Clara City Council have been traveling up to Sacramento to lobby Sen. Alquist behind the scenes according to the San Jose Mercury. And If I’m not mistaken this is the same Sen. Alquist who squashed former State Sen. Carol Migden’s bill SB49 that would have prevented the Niners from moving outside a 49 mile radius. So I called new state Sen. Mark Leno to return the favor and squash Sen. Alquist bill, but as of yet I have seen nothing from Sen. Leno. I would also like to add that this news blurb was on KGO-CH.7 and KPIX-CH.5, but not in the SF Chronicle. If you would like to read the full article go to: Niners passing the buck. Finally the people of Santa Clara need to be informed of how pie-in-the-sky, and deceitful their city councils are acting along with the Yorkies. Bottom line folks the city and county of Santa Clara with the help of the York’s are like, “COME HOOK OR CROOK WE ARE GOING TO MOVE THIS TEAM TO SANTA CLARA.” It would not surprise me at all if they participate in some sort of voter fraud come April.
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