The 49ers and Santa Clara are locked in an epic grudge match over how money moves at Levi’s Stadium, and neither appears willing to blink.
Santa Clara enacted a new lobbyist rule this year, and the first suspected violation has apparently created additional conflicts of interest.
The 49ers skipped three months of rent for Levi’s Stadium, reigniting concerns that city staff is withholding information from the Stadium Authority.
The civil grand jury has been quietly investigating the stadium authority for Levi’s Stadium, home to the San Francisco 49ers and Super Bowl 50, while billionaire developers play chess for Santa Clara’s future.
A recent trip to review records at Santa Clara’s City Hall led to Fly crashing a governance committee meeting.
Elected officials in Santa Clara can’t get on the same page over alcohol sales, mirroring the efforts of the city’s beleaguered football team.
Some extraordinary decisions are being made at Levi’s Stadium, even if they aren’t coming from the struggling San Francisco 49ers’ coaches and players.
Just days before Pat Kolstad won re-election to the Santa Clara City Council last fall, he used campaign funds to enter a raffle put on by the nonprofit Mission City Community Fund. Just about everything since then has gone wrong.