SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 06: (L-R) San Francisco 49ers Team President Jed York, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bay Area Council President and CEO Jim Wunderman talk as they walk to a meeting with members of the Bay Area Council August 6, 2010 in Santa Clara, California. Governor Schwarzenegger spoke to business leaders about California's economy as state legislatures continue to battle over California's budget which is now almost six weeks overdue. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Arnold Schwarzenegger;Jed York;Jim Wunderman
Lee said he wasn't sure he could convince York to change his mind and stay in San Francisco but he at least wanted the City to have a good relationship with the team.
Lee said one of his major responsibilities as mayor is to restore trust in the City and he can't do that with the 49ers without developing relationships.
Still the mayor is not saying he thinks he can keep the 49ers from driving down the 101 but the two are at least planning to meet soon and the team says it is still open to San Francisco as a backup option to Santa Clara.
The agreement between the City and the team would change the current lease between the two and give the team rent credits for deferred maintenance and safety at the stadium.