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Convention Center Measure Doesn’t Clear the Bar Required for a Special Election

May 31st, 2017

Voice of San Diego

Expanding our Convention Center is critical to the economic growth in our region – it already provides $1.1 billion to our economy each year and could produce millions more for local businesses and neighborhood services. That’s why I supported the approved contiguous expansion in 2012 and still support it today. And it’s why, when the mayor first proposed an increase to the transit occupancy tax in his State of the City address, I was optimistic there was a funding plan that could combine the stakeholder support and revenue necessary to make the expansion a reality.

SoccerCity likely headed for citywide vote

May 31st, 2017

Rancho Santa Fe Review

The San Diego Chargers may be bolting town but the stadium drama remains as the SoccerCity initiative seeks to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to a revitalized Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley.
La Jolla-based FS Investors gathered over 100,000 signatures in two weeks to put the SoccerCity sports entertainment district before San Diego City Council on June 19.

None of the Explanations for a Rushed, Costly Special Election Add Up

May 30th, 2017

Voice of San Diego

The history of our country shows that democracy functions best when more people participate. San Diego’s city charter reflects this history. In 1988, the charter was amended to establish district elections for the City Council, boosting voter turnout by giving all neighborhoods a voice in electing their representatives.