City Attorney Jan Goldsmith says he’s found a way around the worry he floated weeks ago that the city could not commit to a stadium site without following the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act. It seemed to mean the city might not be able to hold a vote until it went through what could be a year-long process. It threw the mayor’s timeline for a 2016 vote off.
Goldsmith told us his idea on this week’s podcast.
He also discussed his philosophy on the different approaches to the role of city attorney: “Some people think, when it’s in the gray area, city attorney, if you don’t really like what they’re doing, the risk they’re taking, don’t sign off on it. Then there’s some who say, well it’s the client who takes that risk. I’m of the latter.”
In addition to Goldsmith, we talked about Mission Valley’s great growth spurt on the way, even without a new stadium.