Public Land, Public Vote is a bipartisan coalition of San Diego taxpayers, community planners, local businesses and community advocates who are concerned about FS Investors' proposal and its potentially devastating impacts for Mission Valley community and City of San Diego. The coalition is advocating for an open, transparent and competitive process for redevelopment of the Qualcomm Stadium site. We believe that competition is always better and there is no reason to rush a flawed measure.
"The Qualcomm Stadium site is one of the most valuable public assets in San Diego, and its development will have significant long-term impacts on our city and our region."
Joe LaCava, community planner
"There needs to be much more thought put into the initiative, many more public discussions and the voters need to be fully aware of what they are giving away with this fast-tracked project."
Theresa Quiroz, Former City of San Diego Planning Commissioner
"This is not a time for quick fixes. Rather, it is an opportunity to do something smart which will unite the community and produce a plan and a project to serve San Diego today and into the future."
Cary Lowe, Ph.D., AICP, Land Use Attorney & Mediator; Michael Stepner, FAIA, Professor of Architecture at the New School of Architecture & Design; & Frank Wolden, Urban Conceptualist at AVRP Skyport Studios
"This is an opportunity to create something great for San Diego. Raise your level of expectations, San Diego."
Jack Carpenter, Qualcomm Study Group Chair for the American Institute of Architects - San Diego Chapter
"If the initiative qualifies, the City Council will have only two choices - to adopt it or to place it on the ballot for voter approval. Because it is an initiative, it can't be changed or amended. Before an irreversible decision is made, the public needs an opportunity to weigh in on this proposal."
Andrea Guerrero, Executive Director of Alliance San Diego
"There is no question that San Diegans want and deserve a say in a project of this magnitude."
Mike Turk, former Lincoln Club Chair
"We need a community-based approach to the redevelopment of the Qualcomm site to ensure the eventual design is what is best for all of San Diego. A final decision on development of this site should seek to maximize benefits for the public, and I am concerned the current plan will be about profits for investors."
Tony Young, former San Diego City Council President