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Wow, thanks for shedding some light on this issue. It's been confusing to wade through the politics.
I live in Ca. I am 70 and think any goverment agency that does this should have these scumballs should be fired. I fee the same thing about the people killed, beaten or threatened by cops.
First of all, the citizens of Alameda County are still paying for the last great "deal" that brought us Mt Davis 20 years ago. Local politicians have absolutely no chance of convincing the voters of approving the expenditure of public money for this project. Those who try will be publicly skewered and they know it. Secondly, the only public contribution to the project should be the land which the City, Port and Coliseum JPA already control. Thirdly, I do not believe that the funding gap is only 100-200 million dollars. That number is being thrown out as a hook to make you think this dream is somewhere near reality. The real number is probably closer to 400-500 million. Remember that the voter approved public contribution to the goal of building a new 49ers stadium in SF was 100 million dollars. It was not nearly enough to green light the project. As a result, the stadium was built in Santa Clara and that city is still giving away concessions to Jed York. The citizens of Santa Clara are just now finding out what the real cost of that stadium is. The citizens of Oakland should learn from the past and not let incompetent politicians or their hired guns fool them.
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