As you’ve seen in recent weeks, our drive to build a privately-financed downtown ballpark and bring a professional baseball team to San Jose has now captured the personal attention of Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Bud Selig. Thanks to the tenacity of Mayor Reed and other community leaders who have worked in partnership with a committed Athletics ownership, we have built significant momentum and although we won’t be on the ballot this November, this is no time to slow down.
Please join friends and allies from San Jose and across the South Bay on Tuesday, August 3rdas the San Jose City Council will consider a refined resolution in support of the A's moving to San Jose that incorporates the Mayor's proposed amendments to the city's Negotiating Principles for a Downtown Ballpark. If approved, these principles would further specify conditions for a potential ballot measure in March 2011. For information on these additional guiding principles please click here.
This is another important step to ultimately bring Major League Baseball to San Jose and your attendance is strongly encouraged. Projections show that the ballpark would generate hundreds of millions of dollars in annual economic output, thousands of new jobs, and millions of dollars in additional tax revenue for vital city services, schools, and other public agencies.
Additionally, the proposed ballpark site would be conveniently located near freeways and the Diridon Station currently served by Caltrain, VTA bus and light rail and further enhanced with potential BART and High Speed Rail connections.
Please join us on Tuesday, August 3rd as we encourage the City Council to support the refined resolution.
When: Tuesday, August 3rd
Time: 1:30 pm (stay tuned for updates of a time certain)
Where: San Jose City Council Chambers, 200 East Santa Clara Street
Please continue to keep updated on our progress by joining our Facebook group or by visiting Pro Baseball for San Jose.
If you think you can make the meeting or have any questions, please contact Paul Higgins: paul.higgins at live dot com.
Thank you for your ongoing enthusiasm and support!
Michael Mulcahy and Susan Hammer,
Baseball San Jose Co-Chairs