Some S.J. neighborhood groups don't want stadium
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| By chris_d on Monday, February 07, 2005 - 08:45 pm:|
| By bubba69 on Tuesday, February 08, 2005 - 04:12 pm:|
I say we do all we can to help them out!
| By chris_d on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 01:46 pm:|
Another economic hurdle in the South Bay...
San Jose BART suffers setback
Federal agency urges Congress to deny funding
Michael Cabanatuan, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
--Critics of the extension said that the recommendation supported their contention that the South Bay can't afford the project and that this could be the beginning of the end.
-- ... said Carl Guardino, executive director of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, one the extension's strongest supporters: "It's the same announcement as last year. There is legitimate concern about economic conditions in Silicon Valley.''
--Santa Clara County voters decided in 2000 to boost their sales tax by a half cent to help pay for the BART extension and 13 other Silicon Valley transit projects. But funding plans for the extension have unraveled over the past four years, with the slumping economy leading to less sales tax revenue and forcing the Valley Transportation Authority to cut bus and light rail service.
| By eyleenn on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 11:02 pm:|
S.J. Mayor Ron Gonzales gave the State of the City address tonight. He was interviewed on KCBS radio this morning and did not mention the ballpark issue. I wonder if he mentioned it in his speech.
| By eyleenn on Wednesday, February 09, 2005 - 11:06 pm:|
Well, I answered my own question:
"Gonzales' promise to try to acquire a major-league aseball team won the loudest applause of the night. He never specifically named the A's, but other local officials have named the A's as the target of their ambition. He said the city would soon submit a proposal to Major League Baseball to bring a team to San Jose."
| By jenmed on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 11:17 am:|
Well, Selig has again reiterated that it ain't going to happen. I love that the headline says "A's Cannot Move to San Jose." Honestly, I am just not that concerned about the South Bay. LV and Portland are more of a long term threat, IMO.
P.S. It feels very strange to be agreeing with Selig on something. It makes me queasy!
| By diamond_lil on Thursday, February 10, 2005 - 05:49 pm:|
I saw a tidbit on one of the tv stations this am where they showed Jerry Brown saying that he wanted to see the residents of San Jose come up with several hundred dollars in taxes to fund a stadium.
I tend to agree with him, especially after they turned the Giants proposal down twice when the economy was better.