Our nation, region and cities are in the midst of a historic economic reset. This presents not only a time to take stock of low priority government efforts, but also to reaffirm their core principles and services.

One of these is government’s role in the sports and entertainment industry. Shouldn’t we be asking ourselves, if the amount of time, effort and tax dollars spent in this sector is a priority? Much has been researched and written about this by fair-minded journalists in other parts of our nation, so we don’t need to look long and hard, or create another study. The mayor recently spent days at the invitation of the industry being sold on their proposal. It seems timely to review some of those journalists’ findings, and help our leaders set appropriate priorities for the remainder of their time as public servants, albeit elected ones.

Christopher Glenn lives in La Mesa.

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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