Saturday, May 31, 2014

The 49ers' Traffic Jams and Parking: Please attend Northside Community Meeting on Monday, June 2nd

Dear Santa Clarans north of U.S. 101,

Three of the five Community Meetings concerning the management of stadium traffic and parking have been held on our city's north side.   They've been well-attended, meaning that about eighty to ninety residents have mostly filled a hundred-or-so seats at every meeting.

However, there are somewhere between 22,000 and 25,000 Santa Clarans who live in the area of Zip Code 95054, so perhaps only 1% of northside residents have actually seen and heard this very important presentation.

How the multi-city police force parks over 20,000 vehicles over the five hours before a kickoff - and sends them on their way during the 90 minutes after game-over - affects every resident of Santa Clara and a great many also in north San Jose and Sunnyvale.    It might be worth clarifying:

You do not need to be registered to vote in order to attend these meetings.

You do not need to be a homeowner to attend.

Anyone may attend either or both of the two remaining meetings.

Santa Clara Plays Fair would like to urge especially that as many Northside residents as possible come to these final two meetings:

Date Time Location
Monday, June 2 7:00-8:30pm Kathryn Hughes Elementary School
4949 Calle De Escuela
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Wednesday, June 25 7:00-8:30pm Santa Clara Youth Soccer Park
Conference Room
5020 Stars and Stripes Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054

From the May 19th meeting, please see the actual PowerPoint slides here, and if you have any questions, we urge you to contact directly:

Mayor Matthews and the City Council 
The Santa Clara Police Department

Yes, the plan for the stadium traffic jams is dynamic and subject to change.   But the state that it's in right now is a fair indication of the disruption that Santa Clarans can expect not only on game days, but on non-NFL event days as well.

Please let us know if we may provide anything else, and thank you for all of your support.

Best regards,
William F. "Bill" Bailey, Treasurer,