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CCDC Debates Role of its Next President


Aired 4/19/09


San Diego’s downtown development corporation, CCDC , will hold the first of a series of public meetings today to review the role of its leadership. 

CCDC plans to hire a new president, after former president Nancy Graham resigned under a cloud.

KPBS reporter Alison St John has more.


Graham resigned, after evidence surfaced that she didn’t recuse herself completely from negotiations with a developer she’d benefitted from financially.


Murtaza Baxamusa is with  the Center on Policy Initiatives, a think tank on issues affecting working families. He   questions the make up of CCDC’s board, which hires the president. He says they have too many ties with developers


Baxamusa : Who are these people and why do they have so much authority over these decisions with taxpayers dollars? 


The city of San Diego’s development corporations negotiate multi million dollar building contracts in the city, which the city council then approves or rejects. 


Today’s public meeting is convened by a CCDC board member who’s seeking public input on what qualities and experience the next president should have.


Alison St John KPBS news



Today’s meeting is at 4pm at CCDC’s offices downtown : 401 B street, Suite 400



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