Sunday, Dec. 6, 2007 | In 2015, San Diego has the opportunity to celebrate the centennial of Balboa Park’s 1915 Panama-California Exposition. This seminal event not only gave us our beautiful Prado and Zoo and established the park as a cultural center, but also began regional architectural trends that resonate today. Much of how we, and visitors, perceive San Diego is rooted there. If the hoteliers truly want some “bang for their buck” with the new fund they have established, perhaps they can start setting aside a portion for a county-wide celebration that will not only benefit them, but also give us an opportunity to repair and improve park infrastructure and parking.

It might also provide an opportunity to replace some of the original structures that have been lost. It could be a win-win for hoteliers, the Convention Center and for all who love and enjoy our wonderful park.

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