Friday, July 25, 2008 | Nancy Graham’s resignation as president of CCDC is in the best interests of the San Diego public. She never viewed her job to represent the public interest as she teamed up with the Navy to try to force through the Navy Broadway Complex redevelopment. E-mails prove all the public meetings were public relations affairs not an attempt to solicit public input.
She also rammed through a downtown community plan update that produced windfall profits for developers and property owners by increasing density without identifying funding for concomitant infrastructure needed to support the increased density.
The current CCDC board should be removed for failing to do due diligence when Graham was hired and failing to perform their oversight role on her performance.
The current City Council, particularly the councilman for District 2, should share the blame for ignoring their role as the Redevelopment Agency for allowing all of this happen.
This is another shameful chapter in San Diego’s history.
It will be interesting to see how the city responds to the County Grand Jury report on CCDC.