San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer said in a statement that the City will be doing its best to keep the Chargers in its rightful home as long as the City can afford it.
“Like thousands of San Diegans, I want the Chargers to stay in our city for generations to come,” Faulconer expressed after meeting with Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos to discuss how both parties can work together to keep the team in San Diego.
He furthere explained that the City will continue to work to produce a viable stadium plan that is fair for San Diegans, protects taxpayers and can be approved by the voters.
“The best chance San Diego has for developing a viable stadium plan is for the Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group to complete its work in an expedited timetable so that a final recommendation can be presented to the Chargers and San Diegans within the next three months. Mr. Spanos agreed and pledged to work collaboratively with the Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group as they complete their analysis and recommend a stadium location and financing plan.”
On March 2, 2015, the advisory group met to take input from the public.
“We want to hear about (the public’s) good ideas and we want to know what their concerns are as we work toward selecting a site for a new stadium and developing a financing plan for public consideration,” said Adam Day, who chairs the task force.
“The advisory group is in the information-gathering phase, so we appreciate the information the Chargers shared with us this week,” Day said. “We had a good first meeting with the team, and we expect to meet with representatives from San Diego County and San Diego State University next