Voters approved a regional river park, transit-dependent development to reduce traffic, a new stadium, and research facilities.
Voters rejected a bad deal that handed public land over to private developers without City Council or environmental review, and permitted a giant shopping mall generating nearly 100,000 new vehicle trips per day in already congested Mission Valley.
1. The Mayor was holding secret meetings with SoccerCity before I was elected to the City Council. After my election, I was the first councilmember to come out against the SoccerCity land grab and in support of SDSU West.
2. Prior to the election, the City Attorney urged the City to file lawsuits against the SDSU West and SoccerCity, both of which she lost, costing taxpayers $600,000.
Our city has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to leave a lasting legacy in Mission Valley.
Although the Environmental Impact Report recently released by SDSU formalizes the University’s commitments on these terms, including traffic impacts consistent with projections disclosed during the campaign, I urge SDSU to go a step farther and re-think the extent to which this project can more fully embrace a transit-orientated approach to minimize automobile use.
No site in our city is better positioned to make such a commitment than the former stadium site, which contains an existing Trolley station.
I’ve been part of creating and selling multi-million dollar businesses. I know how difficult some negotiations can be.
Compared to that, negotiating this deal should be easy.
So, why is this negotiation taking so long?
Let's get to work!
Candidate for Mayor of San Diego