No company wants to sink their dollars into a city that's as unfriendly to businesses as Venezuela. If the city wanted the event to generate the revenues they were expecting they shouldn't be sabotaging it at every turn. Looking forward to the 35th America's Cup in San Diego.
Venezuelans may be poor but at least they are guaranteed a roof over their heads with running water and sewers supplied by the local governments, free building materials placed by the roadside with do it yourself plans and six dollars a day minimum livable wage, that was in 1988.
PS this is the kind of Socialism including health care that is no good for Americans?
This sounds like s bunch of rich people siding with a really rich person lol wow go figure that out !
come on Larry the 10 to 20 million for the boat race is nothing to you .
Our municipalities are suffering financially. Do we really know how this is going to affect the economy of SF and the Bay Area. While it is true that Larry Ellison has helped a lot of charities do progressive acts he has also benefited as well because of who he is. I think it is fair to ask him to carry most of the load. Oracle has done very well.
32 m for Larry but 1.00 dollar each or less from each Californian. This is capitalism he has a right to save any dollars he can. There is a plus side to this as he is bringing tourism to San Francisco perhaps 150,000 people who will spend at least 500-1000 dollars each; that's $75,000,000-150,000,000 to the local economy. This is a win win situation so stop quibbling about 32M.
With the way the economy is and the increase in poverty and homelessness we need all the help we can get. And are we sure of these numbers?
Shame on you Larry Ellison. You charge ridiculous prices for your software and now you want to pawn off the debt on to the San Francisco people???? Take your sailboat somewhere else sir.
I could care less about the America's Cup event and I definitely do not want to be taxed for it. Oracle's company name is all over it, have them foot the bill. This is not Oracle-ville, it's San Francisco.
It's only fair.
This was a bad idea from the start, which the supervisors should never have approved. Now, let's hope these irresponsible billionaires will make up for the mess they urged our irresponsible elected officials to pledge our money to create.
Larry Ellison, please step up to the plate, and pay your bills. Give back to the people you have robed...garrentee you will be happier.
I think it might be better if only residents of San Francisco signed.
Just a whacky notion.
Honestly, why did the sups agree to this bullshit in the first place? Pandering to Ellison perhaps? Ya'll got us in to this mess... what's that brown stuff on your nose?