The Santa Clara Stadium Authority (managed by StadCo/ManCo aka, the San Francisco 49ers) are politicizing their failure to book Ed Sheeran's weekday concert at Levis Stadium because they can't run the concert past the 10pm noise curfew. They are using the news to throw Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gilmor under the bus, and Santa Clara Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta is too eager to attack Mayor Gilmor for following the City of Santa Clara law.
San Francisco 49ers President Al Guido is crying about lost revenues, but why can't Guido/StadCo just start the concert earlier to comply with the stadium regulations? Do you think pop-star Ed Sheering knows anything about Santa Clara's 10pm curfew or cares when the concert starts and ends?Read more
Debi Davis, Teresa O'Neill and Lisa M. Gillmor: Santa Clara needs to register lobbyists
With Super Bowl 50, Santa Clara will be in the national spotlight. Our city of 125,000 people will host the biggest American sporting event of the year. Although we proudly maintain a small-town feel, we've clearly become a major city.