PRESS RELEASE – SAN DIEGO STADIUM COALITION STRONGLY SUPPORTS NEW DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE

SAN DIEGO STADIUM COALITION STRONGLY SUPPORTS DOWNTOWN CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE

SDSC PLEDGES $50,000 AND FULL POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR NEWLY FILED “PAY THEIR OWN WAY” CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE

 

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (October 21, 2015) – The San Diego Stadium Coalition has pledged its full support for the “Pay Their Own Way” Citizen’s Initiative, filed earlier today with the City of San Diego.

“This plan lays a solid foundation to not only keep the Chargers in San Diego, but also keep Comic-Con and other important economic drivers coming back to our great city,” said Jason Riggs, San Diego Stadium Coalition Co-Founder and Chairman. He added, “It accomplishes these key goals without requiring the use of taxpayer money to build the team’s share of a multi-use facility. Clearly, it’s a great plan.”

Attorney Cory Briggs, who authored the initiative on behalf of several San Diego citizens, said, “We are glad to have the San Diego Stadium Coalition on board. It will really help with the heavy lifting ahead.”

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 this initiative.

In addition to helping on the front lines, the SDSC has also pledged to raise at least $50,000 to help cover the costs associated with getting the initiative on the ballot by June 2016.  They’ve already set up a GoFundMe page to assist with the effort. Those interested in donating to the cause can go to www.gofundme.com/sandiegocitizens to learn more.

Riggs added, “We couldn’t be more pleased with the language in the initiative and the efforts of Mr. Briggs and his clients. The people of San Diego and all of the key stakeholders stand to win if it passes. We strongly believe that this initiative gives the citizens of San Diego our last and best chance to keep the Chargers and Comic-Con right here in our backyard.  However, this is far from over. There’s a massive amount of work ahead of us.”

 

About The San Diego Stadium Coalition

Founded in 2008, the San Diego Stadium Coalition is an organization whose members are fully committed to working with municipal entities to facilitate the construction of a world-class stadium within San Diego County, which will serve as a home for the San Diego Chargers, SDSU Aztecs, College Bowl Games, and other events. The group’s commitment is fueled by a passion for local sports, an acute understanding of the San Diego market and an unyielding desire to keep high profile events and the Chargers (the region’s only NFL franchise) in the county. The SDSC strongly believes that this goal will be achieved by working transparently with key stakeholders including citizens, politicians, regional business leaders and other key stakeholders

For more information, visit http://www.sdstadium.org.

For more information on the “Pay Their Own Way Initiative” go to https://sandiegans4opengov.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/citizens-initiative-launched-to-require-tourists-and-tourism-businesses-to-pay-their-own-way/