San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Grand Jury says City Council members too cozy with 49er lobbyists; 49ers-Seahawks match up for Thursday Night Football in Seattle

Santa Clara City Councilman Anthony Becker says a recent grand jury report were not facts but were accusations regarding 49ers campaign donations for Becker’s mayoral run and that city council members were “too cozy” with 49ers lobbyists (photo from

On the 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic:

#1 Santa Clara City Councilman Anthony Becker who recently lost in an election bid for mayor to current Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor said that a grand jury report saying four city council members were re-elected based on San Francisco 49ers campaign contributions totaling in the millions of dollars and that city council members may have breached their duties were “not facts those are accusations.”

#2 Becker along with the three other city council members Raj Chahal, Karen Hardy, and Suds Jain also spoke out against the grand jury report questioning the facts of the letter saying that the council members were cozying up to the 49ers and that they were elected with the help of the 49ers campaign donations.

#3 The grand jury went even further saying that the 49ers lobbyists were dictating city policy regarding policy reforms, also making public of written minutes of private meetings held between the city council and the 49ers team officials.

#4 Back on the field the 49ers prepare to battle the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Stadium in Seattle for Thursday Night Football. The Seahawks lost their last game on Sunday to the Carolina Panthers 30-27. How do you see the 49ers matching up against the Seahawks this Thursday.

#5 The 49ers are relying heavily on rookie quarterback Brock Purdy for a win in Seattle on Thursday Night Football and just get your evaluations on how you see Purdy matching up against the Seattle pass rush in this upcoming game?

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San Francisco 49ers podcast with Marko Ukalovic: 49ers politics at play for Santa Clara’s Mayoral race; Bosa one of the most powerful pass rushers in the NFL

Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor will be running against City Councilman Anthony Becker for mayor this November. The 49ers have contributed $750,000 to Becker’s campaign. (The Business Journal file photo)

On the 49ers podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko, the Santa Clara City Council who voted to approve accepting $1.6 million to settle stadium disputes with the San Francisco 49ers over city maintenance issues will have city councilman Anthony Becker running for Mayor against current Mayor Lisa Gillmor. This race is garnering publicity because of the F bomb filled debate language used by city councilman Becker before voting on accepting the 49ers offer to settle the dispute.

#2 There are Santa Clara City residents who did not want the 49ers to move to Santa Clara in the first place and are still steamed about traffic and noise issues will the voters vote for Gillmor as a protest vote against Becker.

#3 Onto the 49ers on the field for this Sunday in Chicago: 49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa has been like locomotive train and according to the Los Angeles Rams left tackle Andrew Whitworth he said Bosa has shocking strength for a 21 year old to be that powerful.

#4 Marko, linebacker Fred Warner was noted as being one of the quietest players but now is a very vocal team leader how important is he to the 49ers core of veterans?

#5 The Niners open the season with the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field Sunday how do you see the 49ers defense going up against quarterback Justin Herbert and the offensive line?

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