As we roll through May, we've reached an important deadline for our Santa Clara residents. On June 8, Santa Clara will be conducting an election that includes Local Measure J:
Shall the City of Santa Clara adopt Ordinance 17.20 leasing City property for a professional football stadium and other events; no use of City General or Enterprise finds for construction; no new taxes for residents for stadium; Redevelopment Agency funds capped for construction; private party pays all construction cost overruns; no City/Agency obligation for stadium operating/maintenance; private party payment of projected fair market rent; and additional funds for senior/youth/library/recreation to City's General Fund?
This is the measure that must pass for the 49ers to continue down the road towards a Santa Clara football stadium. If you are registered to vote in Santa Clara and want to help the 49ers get a new stadium, you'll want to vote yes on this measure.
if you are NOT registered to vote for the June 8 election, today is the registration deadline if you want to vote in the June 8 election. To register, you need to print out this form (PDF), complete and sign it, and then mail it to: Registrar of Voters, Voter Registration Division, PO Box 611300, San Jose, CA 95161-1300.
As long as it's stamped today (May 24), you'll be good to go for the June 8 election.
For a look at the Santa Clara City Attorney's analysis, head here.