This former California governor has signed on to fight Warriors’ S.F. arena

By Ron Leuty : bizjournals – excerpt

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson is joining the team fighting theGolden State Warriors’ planned $1 billion arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay.

Wilson was in San Francisco on Wednesday for a lengthy strategy and tactical session with his new employer — the law firm Browne George Ross LLP — aimed at stopping the Warriors’ project, said a source, who asked not to be identified. Wilson’s exact role, however, is unclear…

The emergence of Wilson, largely out of the spotlight since he finished his second term as governor in 1999, could add a degree of political heft to the Mission Bay Alliance. But if nothing else, it may signal that the deep-pocketed group of benefactors, former and current administrators, faculty and staff of the University of California, San Francisco, isn’t backing down from its fight against the Warriors’ plans…
The alliance has pledged to continue its fight against the Warriors until the franchise moves its plans for an 18,000-seat arena from the 12-acre site across Third Street from the UCSF campus and hospitals. Although it has so far lost every battle at the city level and its first legal case, its challenges have forced the Warriors to push the arena’s projected completion to summer 2019… (more)

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