By Carolyn McAllister
The 49er Five (Suds Jain, Raj Chahal, Kevin Park, Karen Hardy and Anthony Becker) voted to change the curfew at Levi’s Stadium from 10PM to 11PM on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Editor’s Note: the curfew was actually changed Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The 49ers agreed to a 10PM weekday curfew when approval was adopted in 2010.
Why wasn’t public presentation allowed before the vote?
Councilmember Becker said he doesn’t hear complaints about stadium noise or other problems. Mr. Becker’s district is on the other side of Santa Clara.
Why don’t the 49er Five come to North Santa Clara and ask us what we think?
Even our own District 2 representative (Chahal) doesn’t listen to us.
I want Councilmembers Hardy, Park and Chahal to answer why they were getting a tour of Levi Stadium by Jim Mercurio the day before the curfew vote?
I also want to know who paid for the field access tickets for Councilmembers Hardy, Chahal and Park to be on the field during the National Anthem of that game? Were they gifts from Jed York?
These same Councilmembers, plus Jain and Becker voted not to extend funding for the police. Who is going to monitor the late problems at Levi?
The Police are already short staffed. Crime is on the increase. We see a local shoe store at Scott and El Camino burglarized twice in a week.
I’ve lived in Santa Clara since 1974. In that time, there have been a few Councilmembers that I felt lacked integrity and professionalism to represent Santa Clara.
Never have I seen five members of the same council, (Jain, Hardy, Becker, Park and Chahal) who all seem to lack the integrity and commitment to the people that is necessary.
These Councilmembers are representing the 49ers.
They voted to fire City Attorney Brian Doyle because Mr. Doyle was attempting to make the 49ers live up to their responsibilities and contracts.
Who will these 49er Five go after next?
I hope these pro-49er Councilmembers realize that we the voters are watching and some of you will want to run for re-election or even mayor.
Many of us will be asking tough questions of your actions and decisions.
Even the 49er money may not be able to help you.
Editor’s Note: This message was submitted to the City Council meeting on Tuesday and posted as a comment on this site yesterday. It has been slightly edited for clarity.