San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders has been quite the optimist about what the city will be able to do in coming years. It will build a new Convention Center (perhaps the most expensive facility it has ever built). It could build a new City Hall. Maybe a stadium.
But it won’t be able to help Balboa Park. That’s what the mayor declared during a sunny press conference Sept. 14 in the middle of that park.
“The city simply doesn’t have the resources to provide the level of care that this magnificent park deserves,” Sanders said.
Admissions about the state of the city rarely get more jarring than that.