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San Diego Taxpayers Association Gets Rebuffed By Chargers

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A concept design of a proposed Chargers stadium in downtown San Diego is shown in this undated photo.

The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is disappointed the Chargers won't meet with them to discuss the team's stadium initiative on the November ballot.

San Diego Taxpayers Association Gets Rebuffed By Chargers

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Erik Anderson, environment reporter, KPBS

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Chargers officials declined last week to meet with the San Diego County Taxpayers Association later this month saying the team didn't expect the organization to give the project an objective review.

The ballot measure is more than 200 pages long. The taxpayers association said it wants a better understanding of the proposal's content and economic assumptions so it can make a recommendation to voters.

"Since the Chargers have declined the invitation, that doesn't stop us from doing the independent analysis that we do, otherwise, on any policy proposal," said Haney Hong, San Diego County Taxpayer Association president.

The taxpayers association is reviewing the Citizens' Plan for San Diego, a competing ballot measure for November. Citizens' Plan backer Cory Briggs has met with the taxpayers association board twice.

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