Field of Schemes - A's in Fremont

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Here is an simple presentation put together by Dipika, a member of FCN. This presentation straight talks about different issues related to this stadium issue. The purpose of this presentation (or slides) is to inform people who are new to this issue to get up to speed on all the different impacts. The very same impacts that the A's, Lew Wolff/Keith Wolff, the developers, the Mayor the City Council are not really talking about.Surprised? Ask them next time you see them! Demand the Truth!This presentation includes facts and information based on studying the NOP, Proposals, books, attend A's meetings, talking to Industry experts and economists. Please view the slides (self-explanatory) at your own pace.

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<ul><li> 1. FIELDOFDREAMS or FIELDOFSCHEMES WhatdoestheAsBallpark reallymeanforthecitizens ofFremont?Emailcomments:fcn2009@yahoo.com 1 </li></ul> <p> 2. ORIGINALBallparkVillageProjectatPacificCommons ORIGINALplanincluded: 32,000SeatStadium;517,000SFofRetail/MixedUse; 110KeyBoutiqueHotel;3,150ResidentialUnits; ParksandOpenSpace;Office;Parking PacificCommonsRetailersandLandowneropposed theprojectduetoconcernsre:trafficcongestion, vehiculardelaysandinadequateparking TheAshavebeenUNABLEtoMITIGATEthese concerns11.http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_11475378?IADID 2 3. NEWPREFERREDSITE:WarmSprings NEWLOCATIONATS.GRIMMERANDWARM SPRINGS AcrossfutureWarmSpringsBARTStation ONLY32,000capacityStadiumtobebuilt Housing/Retail/HotelatPacificCommons PUTONHOLDduetocurrenteconomic environment3 4. Aerialviewofbothsites(Blue=PacificCommons,Red=WarmSprings)Hirsch Elem. Horner MiddleGrimmer Elem.Weibel Elem. Irvington High 2.0 mi*0.6 mi* 2.2 mi*James Leitch Elem. 1.5 mi*Warm Springs Elem. 2.0 mi*4 5. WhathappensinPacificCommons now? FuturebuildoutofBallparkVillage atPacific CommonsbyAs fornow,unknownanduncertain AndevenwhenPacificcommonsisbuiltout,itwill NOTbeahighendSantanaRow,justmorebigbox retailersandtheaters(perKeithWolff,at2/2/09 CommunityMeeting).WedontneedtheAstoget this! 5 6. WhatdoesWarmspringssitehaveto offer? NOSPACEforretailandothercommercial establishmentsatWarmSpringssite Defeatstheobjectiveofbringingretail,restaurant andothercommercialdevelopmentthatFremont wantstoattract OnlyadvantageisproximitytoBART still,Bart ridershiptogamesisONLYexpectedtobe10%1 1. SeeIndependentTrafficreportanalysispreparedbyWilburSmith.Also,seeManagingforSpecialevents, Alsosee,FederalHighwayAdministrationhttp://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/program_areas/spevntsmgmt.htm HandbookChapter03 6 7. WhatdoesFremontdofortheAs? AsDONOTinfringeSFGiantsterritorialrightsasthey remaininAlamedacounty AswillattractSiliconValleygamegoers&amp;corporate sponsorshipsduetoFremontsproximitytoSouthBay Newstadiumincreasesgameattendanceby25%35%, resultinginincreasedrevenuestotheAsowners1 Newstadiumincreasesteamsfranchisevalue,thusthe Wolffscangetsubstantialprofitontheirinvestmentin theteam21. AsEconomicReporttotheCitypreparedMay2007PagesIII3toII52. PrivateFinancingandSportsFranchiseValues:TheCaseof7MajorLeagueBaseballPhillipMiller,DepartmentofEconomics,MinnesotaStateUniversity 8. WhatdoAsdoforFremont? NOSANTANAROWTYPEDEVELOPMENTFOR FREMONT:WiththisnewproposalatWarm SpringsFremontwillNOTgetthehighend retailandrestaurantsorthedowntown1 Significantlyhigher trafficcongestion crimeandvandalism Taxesand Muchgreaterrisktocitizensincaseofemergencieslikeearthquakes 1.PerKeithWolff,at2/2/09CommunityMeeting,proposeddevelopmentatPacificCommons willincludeCenturytheatresandmorebigboxretailers. 8 9. THEREALIMPACTSOFAsSTADIUMINFREMONT: 1. SignificantincreaseintrafficcongestionalongI880andI680andCityRoads 2. DrainonCitysPoliceDepartment 3. InadequateEmergencyResponseplans 4. IncreaseinCrime/Vandalism 5. NoMeaningfulJobCreation 6. Whatisthereal publicmoneyusage 7. DrainonCitysGeneralFund,realcosttocitizens 8. NoComparisonshoppingforbetterdeals9 10. STADIUMUSE 1. 81regularseasonhomegamesfromAprilSeptemberscheduledasfollows1: Weekdayevening7:05 9:45pm(51games) Weekdaymidday12:15 3:45pm(4games) Saturdayevening7:159:45pm(13games) Sundaymidday12:152:45pm(13games) 2. ADDadditionalstadiumrentalforconcerts,otherpublicevents Source:Page25ofTrafficstudypreparedonbehalfofOakland As;asamendedbyAs communitypresentationon2/2/0910 11. ADVERSETRAFFICIMPACT 1. Asowntrafficstudy showssignificantincreaseintraffic congestiononI880 LONGWEEKDAYEVENINGPREGAMEVEHICLEDELAYSONI880 CurrentLevelofService(LOS)usedtomeasuretrafficcongestionwilldeterioratefromexistinglevels(B,C,D)toLevelsEandF,theworstpossiblelevels1 2. NotrafficstudyperformedforalreadycongestedcityinroadsandI680asyet 3. Imagineanadditional10,500carsonstreetduringpeakcommutetime ExpectyourcommutetimetoincreasesignificantlySource:Table8ofTrafficstudypreparedbyFehrandPeeron behalfofOaklandAs11 12. ADVERSETRAFFICIMPACTAnindependentpeertrafficreviewperformedbyPacificCommonsshowsbaselineassumptionsinAstrafficreportareproblematicanddeficient1 Someexamplesinclude: 1. TheAsreportdoesnotanticipateatrafficsurgeduringthehourbeforefirstpitch 72%carsarriveduring1hourbeforegameCAUSESFREEWAYS&amp;EXITSCLOGGEDFOR1HOURBEFOREGAME 2. NOMITIGATIONmeasuresaresuggestedbyAsreportforthevehiculardelaysonI880 3. Thelowdensity,dispersedsuburbanlandusepatternsinFremontandneighboringcitiesmakeitUNLIKELYBARTRIDERSHIPWILLEXCEED10%evenwithimprovementsinplace 4. PostseasongamesandspecialeventsandtheirattendanceUNDERESTIMATED 5. Pedestriantrafficconcerns1.IndependentpeertrafficreportpreparedbyWilburSmithinApril2008,copycanbeobtainedfrom CityPlanningDivisionKellyDiekmann12 13. DRAINONALREADYSTRAPPEDCITY RESOURCES POLICE InDec2008,FremontPoliceChiefCraigSteckler mentionedhe has162patrolofficers,34shortofnormallevels (FremontBulletin Newspaper,Dec20,2008,Page9) MayorWassermansaidFremonthastheoneofthelowestratioofcity employeesincludingpoliceofficerstoresidentsinthestate (Mayor Wasserman commentatFremontCityCouncilMeetingon2/2/09)Howwilltheydealwiththenatureandfrequencyofresponserequired fora32,000capacitystadium?13 14. WhathappenswehaveanEarthquake? WarmSpringssiteislessthan1milefromHayward Fault32%chanceofMagnitude6.7orhigherwithinthenext30 years1Youarestrandedoncloggedfreewaysandroads leadingtoFremont Whathappenstoyourfamily andkids? 1. According to Uniform California Earthquake Rupture Forecast (UCERF) performed by USGS.See link at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080414203459.htm 14 15. InadequateEmergencyResponseTeams TheWarmSpringslocationiswithin1mileofthe HaywardFault HowadequatearetheCitysEmergencyResponse Plans? Accordingtolocaldaycareowners,theCitytoldthem totheyareresponsiblefortheirowndisasterplans; (askyourdaycare/school) Incaseofamajorearthquakeoremergency,willthe EmergencyresponseteamsrespondtotheFremont residentsandschoolsortothe32,000gamegoers? Hint:remembertheSantanaRowfirewhenneighboringhomesburned downandfirefightersdidnotshowupfor40minutes!1Source: http://media.www.thespartandaily.com/media/storage/paper852/news/2003/01/30/CampusNews/Community.Addresses.Im pact.Of.Santana.Row.Fire1495938.shtml15 16. IncreaseinCrime 1 mile radius of Warm Springs site8 MONTHS (Jan-AUG 2008) Crime Count Robbery 7 Aggravated Assault1 Simple Assault5 Burglary 23 Theft31 Auto Burglary *72 Auto Theft 21 Sex Offenses5 Narcotics Violation 9 Child Abuse 1 Drunk/Narcotic Driving2 TOTAL FOR 8 MONTHS187 FOR 90 days 70 COMPAREcrimesinpast90dayswithin1mileofOaklandColiseumcomparedtocrimes within1mileofWarmSpringssite 16MapityourselfatOaklandPolicewebsite:http://gismaps.oaklandnet.com/crimewatch/ 17. NOREALJOBCREATION 1. Ballparkjobsaremostlydayofgamejobs parttime,lowwage,lowbenefits;NOTthetypeofjobsFremontneeds2. Ashaveaunioncontractinplace1 thistranslatestoveryfewofthesejobswillgotoFremontresidents3. TheA'shavestatedthattheirprojectwillcreatefulltimeequivalentjobsONLYfortheconstructionperiod.Theireconomicanalysisreportdoesnotprovidethenumberofjobsthatwillbepermanentlycreated 4. TherewillbehigherpermanentjobsgettinggreentechcompaniestoFremont!1.BasedonAsownerKeithWolffata2/2/09Community 17meeting 18. NOCOMPARISONSHOPPING TheCityCouncilhasstillNOTdoneanindependentanalysis oftheconclusionspresentedintheBallparkEconomic AnalysisreportpreparedbyAsTheCityofSantaClaradidanindependentanalysisofthe proposalsubmittedbythe49ersfortheirCityandfound thatthedirectbenefitsofhavinganofficebuildingwouldbe fargreaterthanthedirectplusindirectbenefitsofa stadium.1 Imaginethat!AseconomicreportisrosybasedonMay2007 PRERECESSIONESTIMATES! 1.http://santaclaraca.gov/pdf/collateral/49ers20070605AgendaReportEval49ersEconomicandFiscalBenefitsStudy.pdf 18 19. WHATISTHEREALPUBLICMONEYGOING INTOTHIS? AsarepublicallysayingthatwantNOassistancefrom theCityTheBallparkEconomicAnalysisreportpreparedbyAs sayssomethingelseUnderthetermsofthisarrangement,theAthleticswillbe . responsibleforthecostanddevelopmentofthenewballparksubjecttolimitednegotiatedassistancefromtheCityandCounty.Whatistheextentofthisnegotiatedassistance? 19Source:PageII7ofBallPark VillageEconomicAnalysisReportpreparedbytheA's 20. DrainonCitysGeneralFund TheAspay$1MintoGeneralFundannuallyfor10years However,thecostofprovidinginfrastructureservices forthestadiumseemsmuch greaterthan$1Mannually (thatswhytheAssaythattheycannotestimatethe costofprovidinggeneralfundmunicipalservicesyet1 ) Fire/Police/Roads/Water/Sewer/Electric substation/Maintenanceetc..COSTFREMONT TAXPAYERSREAL$$PageES3ofEconomicReportpreparedby20 theA's 21. Whatistherealcost toFremont taxpayers? Example1: SFGiantsbuiltAT&amp;TParkusingprivatefunding BUT,they received: $10MintaxabatementfromCityofSF $80Mininfrastructureupgrades(includingMUNIMetroconnect) $1.5Mforsolarpanelsinstalledinsidetheparkin2007 ALLwithTAXPAYERMONEY! IfFremontincurredthesamedebt,CostperFremontfamily=$1,600 AT&amp;TPark en.wikipedia.orgGiantstoputsolarpanelsonAT&amp;TPark sanfranciscogiants.mlb.com21 22. Whatistherealcost toFremont taxpayers? Example2: Infullpagenewspaperadsin1990,Cleveland's CentralMarketGatewayProject promisedthata newsportscomplexwouldgeneratequot;$15milliona yearforschoolsforourchildren.quot; Instead,theClevelandTeachersUnionhas calculated,taxbreaksgiventotheprojecthave drained$3.5millionayearfromtheCleveland schoolsystem,whichisnowinreceivership. 22 23. MisplacedPriorities 1. Fremontschoolsareindesperateneedoffunding 2. Ourroadsandpavementsareinastateofdisrepair 3. Ourpolicedepartmentisunderstaffed 4. Weneedabetterequippedlibrary 5. WeneedmoreparksforourchildrentoplaySo,whyistheCityCouncilfocusedongetting amoneydrainingstadium,whenourother needsareapriority? 23 24. CONCLUSIONSeemslikeagreatdealfortheAs andtheWolffsbutNOTforthe citizensandtaxpayersof FREMONT24 25. AsUniversityofChicagoeconomistAllenSanderson summedupthesituation:Ifyouwanttoinject moneyintothelocaleconomy,itwouldbebetterto dropitfromahelicopterthan[to]investinanew ballpark.MichaelOKeeff eandT.J.Quinn,Thehousethatyoubuilt:Owners,pols playgameswithbillionsoftaxpayerdollars, NewYorkDailyNews,October12,2002. 25 26. WHATYOUCANDO WritealettertotheCityCouncil:3300CapitolAvenue, BuildingA,Fremont,CA94538 CalltheCityCouncil:(510)2844000 SendanemailtoMayorBobWasserman: bwasserman@ci.fremont.ca.us SendanemailtoAsownerKeithWolff: keith.wolff@wolffurban.com Lookup: FremontCitizensNetwork AttendaCityCouncilmeetingandspeakout.Meetingsare generallyheldatleasttwotimespermonthonTuesdaysat CityHallintheCouncilChambers3300,CapitolAvenue 26 </p>