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Ammiano Wants California to Learn From SF-Santa Clara 49ers' Battle

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    ATLANTA - OCTOBER 03: Patrick Willis #52 of the San Francisco 49ers against the Atlanta Falcons at Georgia Dome on October 3, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Patrick Willis

    Some good may come out of the San Francisco-Santa Clara feud over who will be the future home of the 49ers after all.

    Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) wants to make sure California cities don't fight each other in the future to lure the same sports team, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    The former San Francisco supervisor introduced legislation that would give a statewide sports authority the power to block a California city from taking another city's sports team away.

    The bill, which still needs to be finalized, will also include some parameters to help cities secure some financial assistance to build stadiums.

    Ammiano's proposal is being introduced as two Southern California cities are battling each other to build a football stadium near Los Angeles.