The Convention Center is essentially at maximum impact for its size and capacity, and the San Diego market is a strong one for conventions. The convadium will perform very well as a convention center, plus host major sport and entertainment events.
San Diego voters should send a signal that housing belongs near existing housing and services, not in the middle of precious farmland.
With Measure C, the Chargers may have unwittingly presented San Diego a once-in-a-generation opportunity to actually have a civic conversation about how we define ourselves. Will we write our own future story, or will we succumb to the ransom demands of an outside force, the NFL?
Traditionally, young voter turnout in California has been notoriously low. Only 8 percent of college-age students voted in 2014, according to the California secretary of state. To increase young voter turnout, California passed two laws: One signed in 2009 allowed 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the next election to register to vote, another signed […]
Lisa Halverstadt’s report, The Story Behind the Conflicting Convadium Predictions, provides clear explanations of many of the differences between the HVS and Chargers studies of the impact of the proposed convadium project. These are complicated reports and it is no small task to sort through them. But, some further explanations are needed. The two studies […]
Measure C provides the scale and financial wherewithal to finally complete a long-held vision for downtown, including cleaning up and relocating the bus yard, and will do it in our lifetime.
In several critical respects, the Vikings went in the exact opposite direction of Chargers owner Dean Spanos to get a new stadium built. Had Spanos followed their template, Measure C might have emerged as something semi-plausible instead of the taxpayer nightmare now on the ballot.
When you’re casting your ballot on Election Day, make sure you are voting for measures that invest your tax dollars wisely and opposing measures that cost too much, carry too much risk and benefit a special interest.
Real leadership sometime means saying no to your friends – be they environmental groups, like those that support the Citizens Initiative, or businesses like the Chargers – and instead standing up for all San Diegans.
A yes vote on Measure A quantifiably ensures a best-in-state reduction in climate change impacts, creates much-needed new transit and unprecedented conservation funding.