Kilroy Funds Chargers Petition to Mess with One Paseo Signature-Gathering
Signature gatherers – and more importantly, the people who can pay them – have become their own branch of San Diego government. Kilroy Realty, fresh off persuading the City Council to approve its controversial One Paseo development, is now trying an innovative tactic to distract signature gatherers trying to overturn the decision: The company has launched a separate, meaningless petition about the Chargers. It’s also paying signature gatherers.
Photo by Dustin Michelson
A customer leaving the Walmart on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard signs a petition opposing the One Paseo development.
Over the next few days, outside a Target or grocery story, a signature-gatherer might ask you if you want to keep the Chargers in San Diego.
Sign on the dotted line if your answer is yes.
It won’t be just an exuberant fan trying to do his part. This worker will be getting paid $2 per signature.
But his petition won’t go toward an eventual referendum or ballot measure. Signing it means nothing more than that you want the Chargers to stay in San Diego. No matter how many people sign it, it has no actual significance beyond a gesture of how many people signed it. It’s an odd investment.
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