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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 | On behalf of the Working Waterfront Coalition of San Diego Bay, we write to confirm our opposition to the use of the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal (a deep water terminal) as a stadium for the San Diego Chargers. Our coalition of labor, goods movement companies, Port tenants, environmental groups and citizens is unanimous in its opposition to this ill-conceived concept. And given the last November election results, so are 70 percent of the voters of the cities around the Bay. Like all fans of the Chargers, we want them to stay in San Diego and await their determination on how best that can be accomplished without losing billions of dollars for the San Diego region and millions of tax dollars for the region with a football stadium that hosts 10 to 12 Charger games per year.
John Pasha and Ed Plant are co-chairs for the Working Waterfront Group.