I gave the mayor some grief for proposing a new task force for the Chargers stadium quest, more than a decade after the last stadium task force.
And we got some pushback for saying his speech aimed to please everyone and not make any waves.
It went something like this.
I’m not going to lie, I thought some of the hype leading up to the speech indicated he might say something surprising – something bold or candid. When Council President Todd Gloria gave his speech last year, he laid out three major policy goals – a minimum wage increase, a climate action plan and an increase to the affordable housing fee.
Then Gloria steered the city to them. I was curious what Faulconer’s version of that would be.