KTVU had this video about the America’s Cup impact on Alameda last week, which was a great reminder of even Alameda can get a piece of the action even though the race is technically in San Francisco.
It’s also a good reminder because recently there have been reports that the economic impact on San Francisco will be much less than anticipated. From the article:
Two years ago, the city predicted that hosting the competition would generate $1.4 billion in revenue, 9,000 jobs and 15 sailing teams.
“It’s going to be a hell of a lot smaller,” said Christopher Thornberg, the founding partner of Beacon Economics, the economic forecasting firm that partnered with the city to release a 2010 economic impact report on the races.
Nonetheless, Alameda’s going to try it get its piece of the action. With the Artemis team beginning their relocation efforts, the City is ramping up with fliers like these — mentioned at a City Council meeting a while ago — to get people to come out to our fair city:
Speaking of the City Council, you all know that they take a summer break in August, that’s why there won’t be much news about City Council stuff. Not because they are trying to hide things from the public, lest you conspiracy minded folks thought so.