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We’ll have field day activities and games for the kids (and kids at heart), a mayoral debate, an innovative Idea Tournament (more about that below), a beer garden, food trucks, and dozens of booths from civic and political organizations across the spectrum.
So join us Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Liberty Station’s Ingram Plaza at Historic Decatur and Cushing roads for the celebration.
What the heck is an Idea Tournament? Glad you asked.
We’re working on the particulars, but if you are a resident of the San Diego region, and you have an idea that could help make this a better place to live, work and play,
sign up here (or on the left side of this post). You’ll get a few minutes to present your idea to a table of judges. If you move on to Round 2, you’ll get to elaborate on the idea.
Then, if you move on to the final round, you’ll get to present your idea on stage in front of the entire crowd. Then, the crowd will vote on a winner, and I’ll publish a column about the winner’s idea.
If you’re a member of a political club, an activist, a member of the media, a civic organization or any other group interested in the future of this great community, please email
Summer Polacek and get your booth reserved. Hurry, the spots may go fast.
Finally, there’s the mayoral debate. Some insiders complained it was too early for this. But the June primary election for one of the
most exciting mayoral race in decades will be less than nine months away from Politifest. Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher and Congressman Bob Filner have both agreed to participate.
Even if it’s just them it will be a fantastic discussion. I’m holding out hope that District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and City Councilman Carl DeMaio will find it in their hearts to share their vision of the city with this great crowd.
It will be worth it. We’re working on innovative ways to handle the debate. NBC 7 San Diego’s Gene Cubbison and our own Andrew Donohue will moderate.
Please join us and bring the whole family. After all, it’s the kids who will deal with the decisions this community is debating right now. But they don’t have to sweat them too much. We’ll have games, tug-of-wars, several food trucks and an atmosphere we can all be proud of. All of it will be managed by the personalities you know from NBC 7 San Diego and VOSD.
We could use one or two more sponsors to help us get the word out. If you’re interested,
email Camille Gustafson.
I’ll be running the Idea Tournament,
so sign up now. It’s a great chance to be heard.
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