In order to help keep both the NFL Chargers and Comic-Con in San Diego, we have proposed a new development project, subject to voters’ approval in less than 10 months.
The following is our proposed ballot language for the November 8, 2011 election for a new multi-purpose National Football League (NFL) Chargers Stadium/Convention Center Phase III Expansion, founded on a water-proof Cistern Structural Foundation design to collect, capture, and clean urban storm water runoff in downtown San Diego, California.
The proposed location for the multi-purpose NFL Charger Stadium/Convention Center/Cistern Structural Foundation (NFLCS/CC/CSF) is on the water on un-reclaimed California Public Trust Tidelands in San Diego Bay north of the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT), and south of Embarcadero Marina Park South. Our proposal for a multi-purpose complex is called the “La Playa Plan.” The proposed project is in San Diego Bay within the United States Bulkhead line, which is the western boundary for the city of San Diego, CCDC, and Unified Port of San Diego development jurisdictions (See Figure 1).
“Advisory Vote Only. Shall the City of San Diego create a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with the rest of the County of San Diego region to discuss financing options for obtaining public funding to build a new multi-purpose NFL Chargers Stadium/Convention Center Phase III Expansion/Cistern Structural Foundation (NFLCS/CC/CSF) capable of hosting a NFL Super Bowl; with the JPA, Convention Center, Sports Arena Stadium Operators — AEG Management SD LLC, and the NFL Chargers financially responsible for the yearly debt service payment for the cost of the Stadium/Convention Center Phase III complex and operating costs, and limiting City of San Diego CCDC Redevelopment Agency funds to paying the yearly debt service for the costs of the underlying water-proof structural foundation as a Cistern to collect, capture, and clean urban storm water runoff?”
If no one comes up with an idea that has a possibility of working, the NFL Chargers and Comic-Con will be moving to Los Angeles.
Public Comments good and bad are appreciated.
Katheryn Rhodes lives in the historic La Playa neighborhood of Point Loma, and is a Registered Civil Engineer.