It cost a massive $3 million, but 49ers owner Jed York finally handled to bust up the opposition on the Santa Clara City Council that has actually been questioning the group’s management of city-owned Levi’s Stadium.

York and the group poured the cash into independent expense committees during the recent projects for council seats, backing four candidates and opposing 4 other prospects. The challengers included 2 female incumbents who have withstood the 49ers on whatever from the group’s efforts to reduce its rent to the 10 p.m. curfew on performances at the stadium.

Three of the 4 49er-backed candidates– Kevin Nara Park, Suds Jain and Anthony Becker– won.

” I just hope the cash does not cloud the judgment of the incoming council members which they do what’s in the best interest of our residents,” Santa Clara Mayor Lisa Gillmor said Friday.


According to the link, the final tab for York concerned about $262 per winning vote.

Now we’ll have to see if it worked.