No Downtown Stadium: City could pave 3,600 miles of streets w/$1.8B, hire 27,000 police officers or build 180 fire stations

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“Dean Spanos wants San Diegans to show him the money, and our coalition is pointing out a few of the things you could buy for $1.8 billion besides a stadium,” said Lani Lutar, a mother of two young children and the former President and CEO of the San Diego County Taxpayers Association. “Instead of raising taxes to fix our streets, …

Three independent analyses reach same conclusion – Chargers tax measure is a bad deal for City, San Diegans

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From No Downtown Stadium… SAN DIEGO (Aug. 22, 2016)—Three new independent financial analyses of the Chargers tax measure, including one released today by the San Diego County Taxpayers Association, each have reached the same conclusion – the tax measure is a bad deal for the City and San Diegans. “These studies provide true value to voters because they were independently …

MEMO: San Diegans won’t pay a dime for the new Chargers stadium – Really?

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August 9, 2016 What: Memo To: San Diego taxpayers From: “No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets First” coalition Subject: Chargers Stadium Tax Measure If voters approve the Chargers billion-dollar-plus stadium tax in November San Diego taxpayers would pay for the new facility in a variety of ways. Do not believe Dean Spanos, Mark Fabiani and their surrogates. The cost …

Opposition to downtown stadium grows, reaction to Chamber support for the measure

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Coalition opposed to billion-dollar-plus stadium tax grows, now includes Councilmember Alvarez, others SAN DIEGO (July 28, 2016)—The “No Downtown Stadium – Jobs and Streets First” coalition has grown and now includes City Councilmember David Alvarez, Chicano Park muralist Mario Torero, the San Diego chapter of the American Institute of Architects and other community leaders. “I oppose the Chargers ballot initiative …