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UCSF’s big-money backers call foul on Warriors arena foes

May 2, 2015

By Matier and Ross : sfchronicle – excerpt

Two of UCSF’s most prominent financial backers have sent a clear message to opponents of the proposed Golden State Warriors arena at Mission Bay: Buzz off.

“The mayor and UCSF have put together an amazing plan that solves any theoretical potential traffic, access and parking issues,” Salesforce executive Marc Benioff — whose name graces the new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Mission Bay wrote in an e-mail to the San Francisco Business Times on Thursday.

He was reacting to a press release by the Mission Bay Alliance a newly formed nonprofit whose apparently well-heeled backers are keeping a very low profile — that charged that the Warriors are ignoring the traffic problems their 18,000-seat arena would cause and “are trying to sweep this serious parking problem under the carpet.”… (more)

This is like watching Godzillas vs King Kong. Watch the sparks fly while the big sports owners fight over their “right” to their piece of the Mission Bay turf pie. Watch as it sinks into the mire shortly after the battle is over.

PowerPoint presented at the “Mission Bay” CAC explains the “The Plan”

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