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This website is dedicated to the life and work of the late Bayard Rustin.

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"We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers." --Bayard Rustin--

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Allen Jones has lived in San Francisco since 1960.

In the course of his activism on other matters concerning San Francisco, Jones noticed, and was surprised, as a 49er fan to hear that in December 2011, the NFL had loaned the San Francisco 49ers $200 million to build a new stadium 35 miles south of San Francisco.

Aware of the NFL’s "Commitment to the Community Letter" dated June 15, 2011 made it even harder to believe. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to support communities that support the NFL. But six months later, in December 2011, the NFL owners voted to loan the 49ers $200 million to leave the Black community of San Francisco that had supported the team for the last 40 years of the team's 67 years being in the city.

Jones firmly believes any sports team has the right to take its business anywhere it can make the most profit. However, there is a right way to leave and a wrong way to leave. Jones believes something was seriouly wrong with how the team moved away from San francisco's struggling Black community.

Looking into the matter further, Jones discovered more blatant hypocrisy by elected city officials of San Francisco concerning the 49er departure. That has caused Jones to revolt as a fan of not only the 49ers but also as a fan of "Everyone's favorite city."

In respect for the struggling Bayview Hunters Point where Candlestick Park was located and respect for the name San Francisco, Jones felt the duty to fight back.

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This site was created for the purpose of chronicling racism as viewed by its creator, of, the SF 49ers owner Denise York's now successful relocating of the team out of San Francisco. SF 49er Fan Revolt will continue to track racism on this same site as perpetrated by San Francisco City Hall, until major changes occur in policy decisions that affect the SF Black community.

 

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Friday
Jun012012

The work of a miser not a mayor

In my opinion, the Candlestick Park lease amendment vote set for Tuesday June 5, 2012 by the Board of Supervisors is a scam plain and simple.

The 49ers are trying to get out of the last year of their contractual obligation for the year 2015.

Sepervisors should be asking why not secure the "Host City" of the 2016 Super Bowl then talk about amending the lease in say, October when the NFL will make its decision. If SF is not selected, the 49ers will be obligated to pay the 2015 lease.

The NFL will take applications this summer for the 2016 "Host City" of that seasons Super Bowl.

Why vote to amend the Candlestick lease?  Supervisor Mark Farrell at the urging of Mayor Lee has proposed letting the 49ers out of their lease one year early for a chance to be the host city of the 2016 Super Bowl. However, this sounds like the idea of a miser not a mayor. 

First of all it is not 100% sure that the 49ers will get to host the 2016 Super Bowl. Therefore, if they are not selected by the "Super Bowl Advisory" and the City Hall already let the 49ers out of their lease early, the 49ers will have no obligation to the final year of their contract with the city.

Furthermore, just think if you had a tenant who took a billion dollar project away from you, and then that same tenant came back to ask you to cut the final year of their $6 million lease. Nobody is that stupid. However, is you package this scam in a get rich quick scheme, it can be overlooked.

Something if fishy here. Start with the fact that Supervisor Cohen told me to my face that, "the city will be made whole" (not lose anything). Then why the extra paper work? She is more then likely to vote to amend the lease but her district is to receive the upfront fee of a million dollars.

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