Firing of Santa Clara attorney could ease tensions with 49ers football team

Sep 13, 2021

The firing of Santa Clara city attorney Brian Doyle leaves the city poised for major political changes, including bridging its divisive relationship with the San Francisco 49ers.

The City Council ousted Doyle two weeks ago in a closed door meeting. Councilmembers did not explain why he was terminated but he was the subject of a monthslong internal investigation. Santa Clara leaders refused to answer San José Spotlight’s questions about the probe, including its status, costs and whether it will be made public.

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