Monday, September 13, 2010

It's a Family Affair









In today's Mercury News, SunPower Corp.'s Tom Werner and Brocade's Mike Kleyko again highlight the broad support that exists in Silicon Valley for an A's move to San Jose:

In unprecedented fashion, business leaders including Cisco's John Chambers, Yahoo!'s Carol Bartz, eBay's John Donahoe, Adobe's Shantanu Narayen and Kleiner Perkins' John Doerr joined us, and 68 others, in signing the letter. While many of us are business competitors, we are community collaborators when it comes to improving the quality of life for our employees and neighbors.

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group's efforts on behalf of bringing MLB to the city should be commended, especially as they've brought together a strong coalition of diverse business interests. And don't forget that in 2009, South Bay cities similarly united behind San Jose's baseball quest. The cities of Mountain View, Gilroy, Cupertino, Los Altos Hills, Morgan Hill, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, and Saratoga each sent resolutions to MLB, urging them to relinquish the Giants' Santa Clara County territorial rights.

So, let there be no question ... Bringing the A's to San Jose, it's a family affair.

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