The Chargers letter agreeing to terms of a stadium deal means nothing legally. They’re not even supposed to be guaranteed to get the new stadium. That they are already negotiating about it is kind of a funny parody of the California Constitution.
Its most prominent backers are falling off, one by one. The city of San Diego no longer even controls the land it would need. The plan faces a passionate foe in court. Yet its remaining backers are still deeply committed – and think there’s a chance they could overcome all of that.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer found a tax hike he likes — specifically an increase to the hotel-room tax to fund a new joint convention center and stadium in East Village. The mayor talked with Scott Lewis Monday about whether he prefers East Village to Mission Valley, how enforceable the concessions he won from the team are and more.
The Chargers are treating Measure C, their plan to build a convadium, as a kind of loyalty test – a plea that San Diego leaders show their support for the football team. But not since the effort to move the airport has San Diego’s business community and elite leaders been so split on a giant civic decision. It’s all left Mayor Kevin Faulconer paralyzed.
After days of unrest and calls, the El Cajon Police Department and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis released videos of officers killing a man in El Cajon who turned out not to be armed. The crisis has become national news. The Washington Post called the move to release the video a turnabout. Our Sara Libby noticed […]
In pointing out the positives of Measure C, supporters of the Chargers’ stadium plan wrote in a ballot statement: “Even more, the initiative would relieve existing obligations at Qualcomm Stadium that are currently paid out of the general fund totaling $15 million a year.”
I adore Fiesta Island. I love that you can do so many different things there. Weird summer traditions. Model rockets. Dogs, dogs, dogs. It’s one of our city’s last, just plain undefined places. You go there to make your own fun. When Fiesta Island is in the news, though, it never seems to be good. It […]
A couple weeks ago, I talked to San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. He plainly didn’t know what he was going to tell voters about what portion of the vote the Chargers needed to declare victory in their push for a new stadium. On the one hand, raising taxes for things like a stadium or transit […]
The Chargers’ plan to build a new home next door to Petco Park has kicked up issues between San Diego’s two major sports teams. Namely, parking, traffic and some big billboards in the Padres backyard.
Some children are already behind their peers when they set foot in kindergarten, setting them up for an uphill climb that could last years. some of our children are not ready for them. It’s not just a wealthy versus poor gap, either. Even the most resourceful parents confront a bewildering array of options — and lack of options — for early childcare and preschool.