POLITICS/SPORTS (Bay Area): Golden State Warriors, proposed move from Oakland to a new arena on San Francisco Waterfront, report, "Residents criticize Warriors' arena plan"....
* San Francisco Chronicle: "Residents criticize Warriors' arena plan" - From the Chronicle:
A proposed move by the NBA's Golden State Warriors to the San Francisco waterfront would generate thousands of jobs and a major source of new tax revenue, according to a new city-commissioned report, even as residents and others have concerns about building a 17,500-seat arena just south of the Bay Bridge.
A Warriors arena on Piers 30-32 is projected to generate almost $54 million in one-time fees and taxes for city coffers during construction, plus about $19 million a year in ongoing revenue for the city once complete, according to a new fiscal analysis commissioned by the city. Building the arena and developing an adjacent parcel across the Embarcadero from Piers 30-32 would also generate about 5,000 temporary jobs during construction and about 2,800 ongoing jobs once the project is completed, according to a report by Economic & Planning Systems, a development consulting firm.
The first public unveiling of the plans for the new arena drew more than 250 people to the auditorium at Delancey Street down the Embarcadero from the proposed development. About 50 people marched in front of the building before the 6 p.m. meeting, chanting "We want the Warriors" and carrying signs that read, "Warriors arena means local jobs."
The crowd inside was less enthusiastic............