The numbers are in for how much of the budget for Santa Clarans for Economic Progress, the group that’s lobbying for a new 49ers stadium, is supplied by the team itself, and the answer is pretty damn near all of it:
Of the almost $364,000 in cash or work time donated to Santa Clarans for Economic Progress — a group of business owners, former civic officials and others — all but $985 of it came from the team, the records show. The contribution total includes about $147,000 in staff time from at least five team employees working on the campaign.
The next biggest contributor to the effort was former City Councilwoman Lisa Gillmor with $200.
I think this officially redefines Santa Clarans for Economic Progress from a “49ers-funded group” to a “49ers front group.” Journalists, reset your stylebooks.