Three years after planning began for a massive Balboa Park Centennial that wasn’t meant to be, city efforts are under way to salvage the celebration.

One of the changes will be to modify the event’s initial goal to attract people from outside the region. The scaled-down celebration will just target San Diegans.

With nine months to go until the 100th anniversary of the Panama-California Exposition, the new plan is expected to cost about $1.9 million.

In this San Diego Explained, NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and Voice of San Diego‘s Andrew Keatts broke down the revenue sources and where all that money went, and the next steps toward the long-awaited celebration.

Ana Ceballos is a reporting intern at Voice of San Diego. She can be reached at Follow her on Twitter: @ceballosap.

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