Skip to comments.Feinstein unveils legislation to keep 49ers in SF
Posted on 01/11/2007 10:38:24 AM PST by SmithL
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation today aimed at blocking the 49ers from leaving San Francisco by giving National Football League owners the right to vote on all franchise moves.
The measure, called the Football Fan Protection Act, would require an anti-trust law exemption.
Baseball has a much broader anti-trust exemption and has had only one franchise move, the switch of the Montreal Expos to Washington, D.C., in the past 25 years. In a similar period, the NFL has had seven franchise moves, Feinstein noted, including the Raiders, who moved from Oakland to Los Angeles and then back again in search of the best stadium deal.
Feinstein, a Democrat who was mayor of San Francisco when Candlestick Park was remodeled for the 49ers, was furious last November when she learned that the team's owners, John and Denise York, had broken off talks with Mayor Gavin Newsom over a new stadium at Candlestick Point and were instead undertaking negotiations with Santa Clara on a new South Bay stadium.
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When has she ever been anything other than "Feinstein (D-SF)"?
1. Niners No No Move!
Energy, Immigration Reform, Social Security Reform, whatever.....
At least this doesn't let the government tell business owner's how they have to run their business.
Nancy Pelosi's husband ''just happens'' to own a big chunk of land which used to belong to the Federal Government (us taxpayers): Hunters Point Naval Shipyards.
Her protégé, Gavin Newsom, current Mayor of San Francisco, is trying to strike up a deal where the San Francisco 49ers will get that land and stay in the city, rather than moving to Santa Clara and building a new stadium down there.
But there seems to be some problem with the Naval shipyard being a Superfund cleanup site.
Stand by for developments as the blinkless wonder simultaneously cleans up corruption in Congress, and finds a way around this ''Inconvenient Truth.''
atta girl. make sure you focus on the needs of the state.
Is this a joke? Unreal.