By Robert Haugh
City Staff was asked to get World Cup documents from the 49ers to show what the team has committed and what the City might be on the hook for.
City Manager Jovan Grogan and City Attorney Glen Googins having been trying for months but still don’t have all of them.
Mission City residents don’t know what tax dollars are at risk. For that, Grogan and Googins get the Santa Clara News Online Jabroni Award.
Last year, the Grand Jury recommended the City get the relevant information by February 1, 2023. The Council agreed to do it.
That was 241 days ago.
In April, Mayor Lisa Gillmor and a Santa Clara resident suggested that the City subpoena the information.
But Grogan and Googins said the would get the documents by working cooperatively with the 49ers and didn’t need subpoena powers.
The deadline to get documents was set for May 23, 2023. That was Googin’s suggestion. That was 130 days ago.
Grogan and Googins failed to get key information about the World Cup game costs.
And the documents have been around for years.