Good morning from Point Loma.
- We’ll lead off the day with news that San Diego’s largest and most recognizable convention, Comic-Con, is debating leaving the city after its contract runs out two years from now. Comic-Con wants more space and Orange County is offering it. Comic-Con officials plan to make their decision with a month, the U-T reports.
- I had a lively back and forth with Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani on Friday. He wrote a four-page response to my story that questioned the team’s estimate that taxpayers will lose more than $300 at city-owned Qualcomm Stadium in the next 11 years. That number is a key part of the new stadium debate. My reaction to Fabiani’s response noted that the team’s argument is shifting.
We also Fact Checked the team’s original claim and found it “misleading.”
- In other new Fact Checks, we found County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price exaggerated the county’s outsourcing savings and San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio’s contention that city elected officials earn more than $135,000 in total compensation annually was “mostly true.”
- Mayor Jerry Sanders wants the America’s Cup regatta back in San Diego. San Francisco is the first choice of organizers, but head of the winning team, software mogul Larry Ellison, met privately with Sanders over the weekend.
- Our own Andrew Donohue discusses the competition, or lack thereof, that county supervisors might face in June elections on KPBS.
- A bridge between uptown and downtown San Diego will reopen today after a $12.7 million, 15-month renovation effort.
- Is Poway’s populace (are they Powayians? Editor’s note: It’s Powegians) being too hard on Councilwoman Betty Rexford, who faces a recall election this June? U-T columnist Logan Jenkins asks the question.
- Oceanside voters should come out against a proposed charter for the city, the North County Times editorializes.
- The U-T’s editorial page was all for local developer Pacifica’s land swap with the Unified Port of San Diego to build on Chula Vista’s bay front, but the U-T now emphasizes that Pacifica needs to make good on plans to redevelop a hotel in Imperial Beach.
— LIAM DILLON