KTVU sent veteran reporter Lloyd LaCuesta to the proceedings tonight and he got the scoop du jour, a letter from Bud Selig urging Lew Wolff to take care of business in Fremont. And if he can’t?
Alameda County Supervisor Scott Haggerty interpreted that as meaning Selig is encouraging discussions with San Jose. Haggerty, who had a large part in putting the Fremont deal together, is as much in tune with East Bay politics as anyone.
Moving over to San Jose, Mayor Chuck Reed was asked for his reaction:
Basic pol-speak there. He went on to mention that San Jose has an already completed EIR as well as the Diridon South site at fair market value. Fair market value? Previous estimates for the 14-acre site were around $74 million, though that may have dropped somewhat with the flagging real estate market.
To keep things in order, this post will be the territorial rights and San Jose thread. The previous post and tomorrow’s post will cover Fremont. Any comments straying from the subject matter in any thread will be deleted, you have been warned.
I’ll say good night posing this question: Why did Selig allow Steve Schott to start discussions with Santa Clara?