Category Archives: Santa Clara City Council Election

Santa Clara City Council Election interference

Jed York Pours $3M Into Election to Buy The Santa Clara City Council

The San Francisco 49ers Team owner Jed York has spent an astounding $3 million into the 2020 Santa Clara City Council election. He wants to put Anthony Becker, Harbir Bhatia, Suds Jain and Kevin Park on the City Council. You can track the election spending on the City Clerk’s website. Jed is funding The Citizens for Efficient Government […]

Stop the 49ers’ Dark Money Campaign Spending in Santa Clara Elections

This month, the City of Santa Clara uncovered a possible “dark money” scheme by the San Francisco 49ers.  The team is spending over $300,000 to buy a Santa Clara city election — and they tried to do it anonymously. They hid the money until the City Clerk caught them.  They’re opposing Measure C because they […]

Political Attack Misses Target

Here’s an update on Wednesday’s Dark Money political attack on Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor by McManis Faulkner, Brian Exline SCU Law Student @bxline18, Patricia Mahan. Santa Clarans saw through your BS, and are smart enough to see this was simply a nasty politically charged hit on Mayor Gillmor just like the BluPac attacks on […]

From Political Dark Money to Judicial Dark Money

Yesterday, a law firm with connections to the 49ers filed a frivolous lawsuit against Mayor Lisa Gillmor about how she files her economic interest forms. Months ago, the firm was told by the District Attorney that there was no merit to their complaint.  Here’s what Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen wrote:   “The Public […]

Santa Clara Chamber Makes Illegal $1,000 Contribution to Becker Campaign

By Robert Haugh, Santa Clara News We’re not following the Mayor’s race closely. Sorry, but we just don’t think it’ll be a close race. Mayor Lisa Gillmor will cruise to victory. She’s done some great things to turn Santa Clara around. Mission City voters will reward her for it. Her campaign doesn’t need much help. […]

2018 Candidates Respond to Our Campaign Questionnaire

Last month we asked all the 2018 Santa Clara election candidates to fill out our questionnaire and return it to us by August 27, 2018. Here are their responses: Stadium Issues The 49ers want to change the weekday curfew that ends concerts at 10 p.m. to help residents who need to get to bed at a reasonable time to go to […]

Santa Clara Candidate 2018 Questionnaire Challenge

Our goal at Stand Up for Santa Clara is for our community to be managed by an honest, transparent, trustworthy city government, not an NFL franchise. We plan to support candidates who share our goals. This week we asked all the candidates to fill out our questionnaire and return it to us by Monday, August 27, 2018, 6pm. We will […]

Do the 49ers “Own” the Santa Clara Weekly?

Today, we’re sharing with you a guest column by a new site that covers Santa Clara news — and sheds light on the 49ers.  Santa Clara FocusBy Robert Haugh Do the 49ers “Own” the Santa Clara Weekly? Over the years, have the 49ers slowly bought out the only newspaper in Santa Clara? Dating back to […]

BluPac Money Laundering in Santa Clara

Blupacus.org is a 501c4 Political Action Committee set-up by Douglas Chan in 2015. Their website endorses Patricia Mahan, John McLemore, Ahmad Rafah, Dr. Mohammed Nadeem, Police Chief Mike Sellers and Rod Diridron Jr. (removed last week). Blupac is trying to discredit Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor, City Council Members Debi Davis & Kathy Watanabe, and city council […]