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News - September 17, 2010

Will millions flock to Moffett Field for World Expo?

Governor, NASA back Moffett as site for world's fair in 2020

by Daniel DeBolt

From the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai on Sunday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger pitched Moffett Field as the site of the 2020 World Expo, an event that could bring tens of millions of people to the area for six months.

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Posted by wayne grant, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Sep 16, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Dear Governor Terminator:

It's true the machines have taken over. I'm just trying any outlet trying to get my unemployment check. All I get are recorded messages. For almost 2 months now. Since the recall it seems you've been up there for ever. I'm still trying to figure out for what? Surely Gray Davis thanks you. I can't. And along comes terminator clone big purse Whitman to further humble humans with more promises from the rich and famous. You politicians have no problem finding funds for pet projects like Shanghai Expo. Where's my check?

Posted by Mr. Negative, a resident of Monta Loma
on Sep 18, 2010 at 12:25 am

Well Bay Area Council (remember you are unelected) thanks for putting in an application BEFORE getting any public input. Now let's see some detailed cost estimates and what the hit to the taxpayers will be.
Way before my time, Montreal had a big cost over run and a whole bunch of elected officials lost the next election. >> Look at what happened to Greece after spending all the money on Olympic infrastructure. <<

Look at what happened to Chicago's Olympic bid - it got considerable neighborhood opposition, and that helped keep Chicago out of the final rounds.

Some places have a big payoff for exhibitions and Olympics - Squaw Valley in California for Winter Olympics and Barcelona for Summer Olympics, Innsbruck in Austria, and others.
These area usually have a tourist industry, and were little known before the event.

Few people in the world have heard of Google, Intel, Apple, Yahoo, or Silicon Valley. This project will really raise the Bay Area's profile, now won't it ? This project is effectively a BIG ADVERTISEMENT for the Bay Area. Is that a good use of taxpayer money ? How many teachers, police, hospital workers will need to be cut to pay for this ?

Posted by Melissa, a resident of Whisman Station
on Sep 21, 2010 at 11:58 am

Dear Mr. Negative,
I do understand your point of view, however, I must say that your comment "Few people in the world have heard of Google, Intel, Apple, Yahoo, or Silicon Valley" suprised me. Google is pretty much known all over the world. I am not sure how well known all of the other names are around the world, but I do know that Google is known everywhere.

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