Land use consultant Marcela Escobar-Eck schools us on the technical details of stepping on the gas to get the Chargers stadium’s environmental impact report done.
The county’s landfill capacity has more than doubled since the 1990s, though San Diegans are sending less trash to landfills and the city has an ambitious plan to cut the amount even further. Yet developers continue pushing to build two new landfills.
With the NFL’s visit to San Diego, the mayor and county officials will have to say how they want to pay for a new stadium and it looks like they are leaning toward the general funds of both the county and city — a proposition the voters will have a lot of questions about.
Tomas Herrera-Mishler of the Balboa Park Conservancy and Betty Peabody of Friends of Balboa Park talked with us about the big issues facing San Diego’s crown jewel at the second installment of our live podcast summer series.
The city is putting an environmental review of a replacement Chargers stadium on the fast track, but it has other options that could speed up the process of getting the team to negotiate. Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explain.
The Housing Commission decided to build fewer low-income units than private developers proposed, but each unit will be much bigger.
Commission officials rejected private developer bids in 2012 to rehab the historic Hotel Churchill for $20 million and provide 90 rooms for residents on the brink of homelessness. Now it’s paying $20 million for the same project, but with fewer units.
For months, we’ve been told that the county of San Diego’s requirement to hold a public vote before spending money on a new stadium is a mere formality that can be overcome. Now the county’s using that requirement to justify chipping in for a costly environmental report.
San Diego’s short-term vacation rentals are in a bit of a legal gray area. But they might not be for long.
The City Council is being asked to spend $2.1 million to study the impact of replacing the stadium. It’s money that could go to other city planning needs, including updating many of the city’s old community plans.