Silicon Valley and San Jose are known world-wide for innovation and invention.
Yet when it comes to sports and cultural amenities for our workers and their families, we’re still in the minor leagues.
This November, citizens of San Jose can change that. Thanks to the leadership of Mayor Chuck Reed, Councilmember Sam Liccardo and their Council colleagues- along with civic boosters like businessman Michael Mulcahy and former Mayor Susan Hammer- the A’s may bring Major League Baseball to downtown San Jose.
Here’s the pitch:
– First,the A’s would be responsible for 100 percent of the cost of building, operating and maintaining the ballpark.
– Second, the proposal brings more than 1,000 new jobs to San Jose.
– Third, the stadium is only a line drive away from CalTrain and Light Rail, and the future of BART connection to San Jose
– And bringing it home. the Mayor’s proposal calls for no new taxes.
I call this a home run, and encourage the City Council to place the stadium proposal on the November ballot. A major-league economy deserves Major League Baseball.