Reason #5 - Tax money will be spent on the stadium, despite the 49ers' campaign claims.

Will Kennedy speaks to Santa Clara Plays Fair (id SCvoter on
on Reason #5 of the top 10 reasons to Vote No on Santa Clara Measure J

The 49ers' bumper sticker states that there are "No Taxes." In fact, redevelopment funds are property tax dollars. Redevelopment funds can be and have been spent for projects that benefit all Santa Clarans like bike trails, libraries and fire stations. There is also a new hotel tax, much of which will be paid by Santa Clara businesses which lease out rooms to incoming business travelers. The utility funds which will be spent are not tax dollars, but they are money which belongs to Santa Clara residents. Finally, the stadium plan doesn't address how the city will replace the $67 million loss to the General Fund. Just because we haven't planned any new taxes now doesn't mean we will not have to in the future.

Source: Slide 35 of City's 6/2/09 Powerpoint Presentation