Judge Clears Way for 49ers Stadium Vote

By Jessica Greene
|  Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010  |  Updated 6:30 AM PDT
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The path is clear for a voters to decide on whether to build a new stadium for the 49ers in Santa Clara.

A judge on Monday dismissed two lawsuits challenging the measure.

Deborah Bress, an unemployed Santa Clara resident who made an unsuccessful run for the city's mayor in 1998, filed one lawsuit in March against Santa Clara City Clerk Rod Diridon Jr. and acting City Attorney Elizabeth Silver, claiming the language on the ballot was misleading and did not mention the proposed $114 million public subsidy for the project.

The second lawsuit, also filed in March, named 10 people who signed ballot arguments supporting the measure, including Santa Clara Mayor Patricia Mahan and state Sen. Elaine Alquist, D-Santa Clara. Bress said the lawsuit challenged them to substantiate their statements.

Voters are expected to decide on the stadium proposal in the June 8 primary election.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

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