Here is the opening to my Tuesday column, which treats the touchy situation between the Niners and Santa Clara, a dispute over $30 million:
I’m offering serious advice to the 49ers about their new stadium, but first you need a little background.
Last Friday, Santa Clara County officials voted not to give the 49ers $30 million for their stadium, currently in the early stages of construction. The $30 million was supposed to come from redevelopment funds. It’s just that the California Supreme Court did away with redevelopment agencies at the end of 2011.
This created a problem statewide. The end of redevelopment agencies means much of the money that used to be allocated to them now goes to the state, which spends it on schools.
That’s the opening. I go on to advise the Niners on how to be good citizens. To read the rest of the column, click here.