An Answer to the Chargers Stadium, Convention Center, and Storm Water?

In order to help keep both the NFL Chargers and Comic-Con in San Diego, we have proposed a new development project, subject to voters’ approval in less than 10 months.

The following is our proposed ballot language for the November 8, 2011 election for a new multi-purpose National Football League (NFL) Chargers Stadium/Convention Center Phase III Expansion, founded on a water-proof Cistern Structural Foundation design to collect, capture, and clean urban storm water runoff in downtown San Diego, California.

The proposed location for the multi-purpose NFL Charger Stadium/Convention Center/Cistern Structural Foundation (NFLCS/CC/CSF) is on the water on un-reclaimed California Public Trust Tidelands in San Diego Bay north of the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (TAMT), and south of Embarcadero Marina Park South. Our proposal for a multi-purpose complex is called the “La Playa Plan.” The proposed project is in San Diego Bay within the United States Bulkhead line, which is the western boundary for the city of San Diego, CCDC, and Unified Port of San Diego development jurisdictions (See Figure 1).

Advisory Vote Only. Shall the City of San Diego create a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with the rest of the County of San Diego region to discuss financing options for obtaining public funding to build a new multi-purpose NFL Chargers Stadium/Convention Center Phase III Expansion/Cistern Structural Foundation (NFLCS/CC/CSF) capable of hosting a NFL Super Bowl; with the JPA, Convention Center, Sports Arena Stadium Operators — AEG Management SD LLC, and the NFL Chargers financially responsible for the yearly debt service payment for the cost of the Stadium/Convention Center Phase III complex and operating costs, and limiting City of San Diego CCDC Redevelopment Agency funds to paying the yearly debt service for the costs of the underlying water-proof structural foundation as a Cistern to collect, capture, and clean urban storm water runoff?”

If no one comes up with an idea that has a possibility of working, the NFL Chargers and Comic-Con will be moving to Los Angeles.

Public Comments good and bad are appreciated.

Katheryn Rhodes lives in the historic La Playa neighborhood of Point Loma, and is a Registered Civil Engineer.

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Bob Jones
Bob Jones subscriber

. It is common knowledge that not one NFL football stadium has financially benefited the citizens whose money and land was thrown into the mix. The NFL and its' multi-millionaires are always the WINNERS with the tax-payers left in deep debt.

rwj5125
rwj5125

. It is common knowledge that not one NFL football stadium has financially benefited the citizens whose money and land was thrown into the mix. The NFL and its' multi-millionaires are always the WINNERS with the tax-payers left in deep debt.

Bob Jones
Bob Jones subscriber

It was once said that POLITICS and PROSTITUTION are the two oldest professions in the world with both sharing similiar traits. It is patently obvious that prostitutes intentions are much more apparent than those of politicians. Is that because so many politicians are lawyers or is that just a coincidence? The NFL sure hires a lot of them!

rwj5125
rwj5125

It was once said that POLITICS and PROSTITUTION are the two oldest professions in the world with both sharing similiar traits. It is patently obvious that prostitutes intentions are much more apparent than those of politicians. Is that because so many politicians are lawyers or is that just a coincidence? The NFL sure hires a lot of them!

Will Dawson
Will Dawson subscriber

Sanders is meeting with Spanos and Fibiani? How can't imagine what for. Is this an interview for Jerry's next job as head of security for the Chargers? It can't be for a new stadium as SD is broke and the 27-35% of the registered voters who bother to cast a ballot won' t go for this. [See results of Prop D]. As to the Chargers moving, what city has a $ billion to spare? Not' LA or any other major city. As for the redevelopement $ paying for a new venue there is only $ 500 Mil there and neither Spanos or the NFL is going to kick in $ 300-400 Mil of their own money to build it. So what is the meeting really for? Lets make sure the Brown act [open meetings by public officials] shines a bright light on this. Watch out SD there is a "BACK ROOM DEAL" brewing when Sanders, Spanos and Fibiani get together it it won't be good for SD as a whole [hole?].

Sandawg
Sandawg

Sanders is meeting with Spanos and Fibiani? How can't imagine what for. Is this an interview for Jerry's next job as head of security for the Chargers? It can't be for a new stadium as SD is broke and the 27-35% of the registered voters who bother to cast a ballot won' t go for this. [See results of Prop D]. As to the Chargers moving, what city has a $ billion to spare? Not' LA or any other major city. As for the redevelopement $ paying for a new venue there is only $ 500 Mil there and neither Spanos or the NFL is going to kick in $ 300-400 Mil of their own money to build it. So what is the meeting really for? Lets make sure the Brown act [open meetings by public officials] shines a bright light on this. Watch out SD there is a "BACK ROOM DEAL" brewing when Sanders, Spanos and Fibiani get together it it won't be good for SD as a whole [hole?].

Fred Logan
Fred Logan subscriber

I would vote no. The City needs to get out of the redevelopment business and concentrate on paying the bills needed for basic services. The only use for tax dollars should be basic services.

FredL29
FredL29

I would vote no. The City needs to get out of the redevelopment business and concentrate on paying the bills needed for basic services. The only use for tax dollars should be basic services.

La Playa Heritage
La Playa Heritage subscribermember

San Diego has yet to plan regional urban storm water capture Cisterns or Desalinization plants on San Diego Bay or within the City of San Diego. Through a public vote in 2011, this Pilot Project would act as the Cistern structural foundation for a new NFL Stadium/Convention Center Phase III Expansion that can lead to San Diego’s regional Water Security and Energy Independence.

La Playa Heritage
La Playa Heritage

San Diego has yet to plan regional urban storm water capture Cisterns or Desalinization plants on San Diego Bay or within the City of San Diego. Through a public vote in 2011, this Pilot Project would act as the Cistern structural foundation for a new NFL Stadium/Convention Center Phase III Expansion that can lead to San Diego’s regional Water Security and Energy Independence.

Bob Jones
Bob Jones subscriber

We could name this facility "Potty Field", "Phew Park" or "Spanos Stadium".

rwj5125
rwj5125

We could name this facility "Potty Field", "Phew Park" or "Spanos Stadium".

David Crossley
David Crossley subscriber

To answer the long-winded question proposed for the ballot takes but one word--NO

aardvark6
aardvark6

To answer the long-winded question proposed for the ballot takes but one word--NO