By Robert Haugh
Yesterday, something strange happened at the Stadium Authority (SA) meeting. But these days, it seems like anything Jed York does is strange.
The 49ers negotiated a parking agreement with the Stadium Authority. It’s something that took the better part of a year to do.
But minutes before the SA meeting, Harry O’Brien, an attorney hired by the 49ers, sent a letter saying they wanted the agreement torn up. Yup. Torn up.
This caused SA attorney Brian Doyle to respond with some choice words:
“I consider this piece of paper to be an utter and disgusting use of bad faith on behalf of the 49ers. I’ve never seen anything like this done in my entire life — where someone requests a public entity to destroy public records which is a criminal act.
“We will not destroy signature-signed copies of this. These are now in the public record. State law forbids us from destroying such signatures.”
You can watch Doyle’s statement here.
O’Brien did not call into the meeting to explain his request. No one from the team did.
The SA Board voted unanimously to approve the agreement.
We asked some local attorneys to try to explain what O’Brien and the team was doing. Everyone said the team must have screwed up big time with their negotiations and just figured it out. And the SA was smart to approve it.