FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2010
Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig issued the following statement today regarding San Jose
Mayor Chuck Reed’s proposal to put the Oakland Athletics stadium referendum on the November ballot:
“We were surprised and disappointed by the news today in San Jose about the stadium referendum.
We were not part of the process and had no knowledge that a decision to proceed with the election had
been made. A ballot referendum is premature and completely independent of the ongoing work of the
committee which has been in place to thoroughly study this situation.
“There is an established process in place and the committee will continue its work unaltered by these
actions. Consistent with the ongoing evaluation of the Oakland A’s situation, the committee will meet with
me once again this Monday. As I have said before, the object in this very complicated situation is not to get
it done as fast as possible, but to get it done right.”
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Contact: Richard Levin or Patrick Courtney, Major League Baseball, (212) 931-7878.