SAN JOSE (KCBS) – The financing deal to build a football stadium for the 49ers in Santa Clara will not go before city residents for a vote, a judge ruled on Monday.

The decision by Santa Clara Superior Court Judge Peter Kirwan means construction on the $850 million project can start this summer, said Robin Johansen, an attorney for the 49ers.

“It’s so important to be able to go forward with these agreements, particularly with that March 20 closing date on the financing,” she said.

KCBS’ Mike Colgan Reports:

The team sued to block the referendum by the group opposed to the stadium, Santa Clara Plays Fair, which claimed the terms of that financing deal were different than what was outlined in the Measure J ballot measure approved by voters in 2010.

“They did not vote on $850 million worth of debt. And they did not vote to give the 49ers free parking, to give the 49ers free this and free that,” said spokeswoman Deborah Bress.

Kirwan said the city council’s actions were administrative decisions not subject to a popular vote that were undertaken to carry out the will of voters expressed by the passage of Measure J.

Santa Clara Plays Fair has not decided whether it will appeal the ruling.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

Comments (4)
  1. eric says:

    Your article is WRONG. The City sued several individuals and up to “100 John Does” who signed the petition. The citizens’ group did not sue the city. Please Fix It!

    It’s important for news organizations to get their facts straight.

    1. carloscbs5 says:

      We regret the error. Thanks for pointing it out. -Ed.

  2. I’ll gear this review to two kinds of people: current Zune owners that happen to be considering upgrading, and individuals looking to decide from a Zune and an iPod. (Los angeles cpa players looking at in existence, much like the Sony Walkman X, however hope this provides you adequate info to generate the best decision of the Zune vs players besides the iPod line in addition.)

  3. surgery in france says:

    You write a nice review. In our domain, medical care we need some good review as yours.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE