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He has one of the tougher jobs in the city: restoring the reputation of a government agency that’s been plagued by scandal.
So why does real-estate consultant Brian Trotier want to remain as chief of the agency that oversees redevelopment in the neighborhoods of southeastern San Diego? It’s a bit hard to tell from our Q&A session with him, but one thing is clear: Trotier has bold ideas and a surprisingly frank manner.
The interim chief thinks a new football stadium or a new City Hall — heck, maybe both — would be perfect for southeastern San Diego.
And he’s open about the mistakes he’s made, although he says he’s finding his way. “I’m just a guy who ended up in a place and is trying to help people in this community.”
By the way, we learned that the agency has laid off 40 percent of its staff.