Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Time is running out for the Chargers to find a new home in the county. The football team has until the end of the year to make a decision. City and county leaders say they want to help build the Chargers a new stadium, but the question is where? City council president Scott Peters spoke on KPBS Radio’s These Days program.
Peters: I’m particularly concerned about the geography of San Diego, but we encourage and support the efforts of other cities, whether it’s Chula Vista, Oceanside, National City, to look at their own geography to see it there’s a place that can work for the Chargers and for the tax payers.
Because of San Diego’s ongoing fiscal problems the Chargers have been meeting with officials in National City and Chula Vista. But they were initially left out of the talks with the city and county. Mark Fabiani is a lawyer for the Chargers.
Fabiani: We hope that Mr. Peters nice words about those two cites will go a long way to persuading them that this is really a regional effort, and if we can find a great site for the stadium in the county it doesn’t really matter where it is.
Councilman Peters said if National City were able to step up, it would take a great load off San Diego to build a new stadium.