From the Reporter
The Key Players
The Save Our Heritage Organisation, the preservationist group leading the fight against Irwin Jacobs’ proposed renovation to Balboa Park, has become a persistent and powerful thorn in the side of developers.
Their Strategy
The group lobbies to have buildings designated as historic because that makes it more complicated to tear them down, creating costly delays for developers who want to move projects forward and making them more likely to consider not demolishing the buildings.
Their Challenge
But that strategy has proved insufficient in the group’s fight over Balboa Park because Jacobs, a billionaire, isn’t in it for the money.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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