Letter to Jed York


Dear Mr. York and the San Francisco 49ers,

I am sure that you experienced panic on Monday with the announcement of Mayor Matthews' resignation. I am sure that you are scrambling to find a candidate to replace your ally and keep the board majority in your favor. I would like to give you some unsolicited advice.


The best thing that you can do for your organization and its relationship with the residents of Santa Clara is to stop participating in our politics. Don’t send your financially dependent supporters to give speeches at our school board meetings. Don’t give money to candidates. Don’t recruit anyone to run for mayor. Don’t have secret strategy meetings. Don’t lobby our council members or school supervisor members.


It will take courage and respect for others (who actually live in Santa Clara) to allow local politics to stay local, but it’s probably the ONLY way that you can reverse your current karma situation (5-11) and repair your relationship with the residents of Santa Clara, soccer players, girl scouts and others.


This is probably hard to hear since your money has allowed you to buy many things in the past. But, Santa Clara is no longer for sale. We are going to take our city back…one 49er politician at a time!




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  • jonathon lawrence
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  • Rozane Bey-McCurdy
    Mr. York, looking at the football franchise you inherited that was once successful & full of promise and the state of where it is now in spite of all the shiny new resources you have taken from our city, don’t you think your efforts would be better put to use rebuilding your organization before you decimate & interfere in our city’s politics? In other words, don’t do to Santa Clara, what you’ve already done to the 49rs — in spite of what you may believe, you did NOT inherit this city to do with what you will.
  • Diana Rodriguez-Zimmerer
    I was born and raised in Santa Clara. I loved my hometown. Then a classmate of mine became Mayor and day by day began ruining it by trying to make it something it’s not and something the Santa Clara natives don’t want. Like that hideous monstrosity in the eye line of the residents in the area the stadium was built. I want my hometown back. We are not a destination. We are not a tech capitol. We are a small town and we want it back.
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    Have some shame 49ers !
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