By Robert Haugh
On May 17, Santa Clara Councilman Kevin Park’s Political Consultant Jay Reed sent him an email. It reveals that Reed asked the 49ers “to help fund efforts to help” Park.
Reed would not answer questions about what the request was for.
“It was a personal email between me and Kevin,” Reed wrote in an email to us on Tuesday.
When asked for more details, Reed wrote: “The entire conversation was personal.” Reed underlined the word “entire.”
Park did not respond to a request for comment.
The email was uncovered as part of a public records act request from former Santa Claran James Rowen.
According to numerous sources, Rowen is upset with Reed’s business partner Ed McGovern and former Santa Clara Councilman Kevin Moore. Rowen believes they failed to pay him for his efforts to help them with Santa Clara projects.
McGovern is a longtime political consultant and lobbyist for the 49ers. McGovern and Reed have worked together on a lot of development projects in the Bay Area.
Moore is a lobbyist who has had close ties to the 49ers since his City Council days. Moore has continued to work with the team and concert promoter LiveNation to get rid of the stadium curfew.
Rowen has told numerous people that he believes he can uncover more about this story.
We’ll cover it as it develops.