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December 23, 2009 > City council conditionally supports football franchise

City council conditionally supports football franchise

By Dustin Findley

Milpitas City Council adopted a resolution in support of the City of Santa Clara's plans for a new stadium that would be home to the San Francisco 49ers National Football League Franchise.

According to the resolution, the City Council would support if certain statements are true, remain true, or become true.

The City of Milpitas would reap significant economic benefits for local businesses and hotels, new jobs and development opportunities from a new state-of-the-art, multi-purpose stadium for the 49ers in Santa Clara which is the team's preferred location.

The proposed site of the football stadium is immediately accessible by multiple transportation options, including bus, light-rail, ACE, Amtrak and CalTrain.

The agreement reached by the City of Santa Clara and the San Francisco 49ers calls for no taxes on local residents and no negative impact on Santa Clara's General Fund.

The 49ers community outreach programs and 49ers Foundation have provided significant benefits to youth and families throughout the region.

Given the above, Milpitas City Council voted to lend its support to the development of the 49ers' football stadium in the City of Santa Clara.

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