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You’ll remember a couple of posts ago when I wrote about my interview with Rich Frick, the vice president of Pasha Automotive Services. Pasha handles hundreds of thousands of vehicles at the port. If only one business would be affected by putting new Chargers stadium on port land, Pasha’s is the one.
I asked Frick if he or someone had been contacted by Port Commissioner Steve Cushman as he was studying the impacts of a stadium on industries. He said no.
Tuesday, I got an email from George Pasha, the president and chief operating officer of the Corte Madera-based Pasha Group.
I would like to clarify Pasha’s position concerning the proposed stadium in National City. Pasha and the Port of San Diego have enjoyed a good working relationship for many years. Pasha has been assured that the stadium will not have a negative impact on our business or local jobs. Though we have been briefed in general terms, we have not been made privy to any specifics by the port concerning land parcels that will be impacted until now. We will continue to work diligently with port staff to support the growth and success of our business in National City.
Rich Frick’s comment that we had not been briefed by Commissioner Cushman nor the port staff was either out of context or in error.