San Diego Stadium Coalition Supporters,
On the eve of one of the most important elections in history, I want to take a moment to reflect on the journey that we have taken and thank the many volunteers and donors who have helped our group along the way.
When we started our mission to help facilitate the construction of a new world-class stadium back in 2008, our goal was simple. We wanted to get more real information on what was actually happening behind the scenes and we wanted to see if we could help bring the various civic, business, citizen and taxpayer interests together in an effort to find a solution that would work for everybody.
As a lifelong San Diegan, I strongly believe that there are parts of the cultural fabric of our great city that we must keep intact in order to insure this is a great place to live for future generations.
I want to keep the Chargers in San Diego, retain Comic-Con and build a stadium where the SDSU Aztecs can play for years to come. That’s why I have personally spent so much of my own volunteer time on this effort.
However, I am not the only one. Our President Daniel Gonzales, Vice President Greg Jacobson along with thousands of members and volunteers have also spent countless hours on this effort. And for that, I personally want to extend my heartfelt thanks.
To see people spending their own weekends and evenings going door-to-door to inform voters about Measure C is beyond humbling. Especially considering that just 9 years ago, we were trying to simply convince even a handful of people that we could work together and get this done.
I want to thank our friends in Save Our Bolts, Bolt Pride, Cali Comfort, The San Diego Chargers, Dean Spanos, Fred Maas, Mark Fabiani, Thomas Powell, Johnny Boltpride, David Agranoff, Dan McLellan and all of the supporters who have helped get us to where we are today.
Tonight is an important election for many reasons. I strongly urge everybody who cares about San Diego and our economic future to vote a resounding “Yes” on Measure C. And to quote my alma mater Aztecs, “I Believe That We Will Win.”
However, regardless of the outcome of tonight’s vote, we should all take pride in the fact that while others sat on the sidelines complaining, we suited up, took the field and fought it out in the trenches.
Together, we made a tremendous difference and had a significant impact on the political process.
Thank You So Much,
Founder, San Diego Stadium Coalition
San Diego, We Need You
Signature Gathering Volunteers Urgently Needed!
Be a Part of the Solution
Help support our efforts for the “Chargers’ Citizens’ Initiative” to build a stadium/convention center mixed use facility downtown!
* A clear path to create a convention center/stadium using only a tax on tourists
*Provides a critical CEQA exemption to expedite construction downtown
* Helps San Diego retain the Chargers, Comic-Con and other high profile events
* Generates millions of dollars which could be used to address infrastructure needs
SAN DIEGO STADIUM COALITION ENDORSES CHARGERS CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE
SDSC PLEDGES FULL POLITICAL AND SIGNATURE GATHERING SUPPORT FOR RECENTLY FILED CHARGERS CITIZENS’ INITIATIVE
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (April 14, 2016) – The San Diego Stadium Coalition has pledged its support for the Chargers Citizen’s Initiative that was recently filed with the City of San Diego.
“This initiative provides a clear path to building a world-class multi-use facility that will help our city retain the Chargers, Comic-Con, Bowl Games and other economic drivers,” said Jason Riggs, San Diego Stadium Coalition Founder and Chairman. He added, “To solve these critical challenges by simply leveraging a tax on tourists will make this an easy decision for San Diego voters.”
Fred Maas, the Special Advisory to Chargers’ owner Dean Spanos said, “The Chargers are pleased to have the San Diego Stadium Coalition on board. They’ve been in the trenches, working hard to advance the stadium issue since 2008. We look forward to continuing to work with them to move our initiative forward.”
The SDSC Leadership team and its more than 20,000 members and followers have pledged to actively participate in signature gathering and other activities to insure the success of the Chargers initiative.
Riggs added, “We know that this is the beginning of a long process. Nonetheless, we look forward to putting our collective energy into getting this initiative on the ballot and giving local voters a chance to decide the future of our city. Our primary objective remains the same — to find a stadium solution in San Diego.”
To read the full text of the Chargers Citizens’ Initiative
Frequently Asked Questions About the Chargers Citizens’ Initiative
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