One of the biggest crowds at Politifest was at the debate over Measure C, the Chargers’ plan to build a convadium in East Village.

City Councilman Chris Cate, architect Rob Quigley and former San Diego Economic Development Corp. CEO Julie Meier-Wright argued against the measure; while Chargers adviser Marcela Escobar-Eck, the San Diego Stadium Coalition’s Jason Riggs and Save Our Bolts’ Thomas Powell made a case for it.

Download audio of the Measure C debate here.

Download our Best of Politifest episode of the VOSD Podcast here. Subscribe to the VOSD Podcast on iTunes or get the RSS feed here.

For more background, check out:

A Chargers Loyalty Test Courses Through San Diego Business Community, Lands at Mayor

We Stand Up for You. Will You Stand Up for Us?

Op-Ed: The Urbanist Case Against a Downtown Convadium

Op-Ed: The Convadium Is an Opportunity for San Diego to Do a Big Thing. We Should Take It.

Padres Chairman Lays Out Concerns with Chargers’ Plans

Op-Ed: The Convadium May Just Be a Con

A Hotel Tax Hike Has Been in the Chargers’ Playbook for a Long Time

East Village Developers Say an East Village Stadium Would Ruin East Village

Assembling the Properties for a Downtown Convadium Not Nearly the Obstacle It Seemed

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    Written by Kinsee Morlan

    Kinsee Morlan is the Engagement Editor at Voice of San Diego and author of the Culture Report. She works to expand our reach and helps community members write op-eds. She also manages VOSD’s podcasts and covers the arts, culture, land use and entrepreneurs. Contact her directly at Follow her on Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe to her podcast.

    Phillip Franklin
    Phillip Franklin subscriber

    This was a joke.  First and foremost the city will be obligated by the laws of the State of California to payoff any bonded debt ... revenue or otherwise PERIOD.  Thus the courts will force the taxpayers of any California city to cover the cost associated with these bonds regardless of what the Chargers and their backer write in some silly document.  This may force the city into financial re-organization and thus cut other programs such as fire and police to cover this indebtedness.  That is the law. Chris Cate knows this.