Santa Clara's city council, in a first for the city, could keep the ride on the lumber pile, swayed by those noise complaints from a valued commercial landlord. Or, giving in to the recommendation of its planners, it could push forward on the sprawling, 111-foot-tall behemoth, billed as the park's biggest capital investment in years. And a third option? Build the coaster, but check back later to make sure it isn't louder than expected.
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