The Fans, Taxpayers and Business Alliance – a group that describes itself as a coalition of civic and business leaders and football fans – has reappeared after a two-year hiatus to advocate for keeping the Chargers in San Diego.

The group has updated its website and will be sending out e-mail updates to what it says is an 18,000-member list.

This is from a draft press release that is expected to be made public tomorrow:

Among the information the FTB Alliance is emphasizing is the fact that several cities throughout the nation- including St. Louis, Baltimore, Cleveland and Houston n lost NFL franchises that resulted in the unnecessary spending of hundreds of millions of dollars to bring professional football back to their cities.

The FTB Alliance also acknowledged the recent efforts by many of the region’s political, civic and economic engines in finding a way to keep the Chargers in San Diego. “All of these organizational and political leaders’ efforts are the critical path needed to put a deal together with the Chargers,” said (co-founder and local businessman Dan) Shea. “What is missing is a public-information arm so that people who want to get involved can have a venue to discern what are oftentimes very complex issues.”

ANDREW DONOHUE

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