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Santa Clara County pulls $30 million in 49ers stadium funding

SANTA CLARA — A California county has surprised both the San Francisco 49ers and city of Santa Clara leaders by pulling $30 million in tax funds from the new 49ers stadium.

Santa Clara County officials told the Mercury News (http://bit.ly/OaqIBz ) Saturday that they would rather spend the money on teachers.

The team and the city said voters had specifically earmarked redevelopment money to help build the $1.2 billion stadium and that the county has no right to keep it.

The 49ers and Santa Clara officials will craft an official response this week. Lawsuits are likely, according to the newspaper.

The revocation occurred Friday by a new board that oversees property tax from redevelopment zones.


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