Taxpayers to Chargers: You’re again invited, but you need to respond

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Below is a letter from San Diego County Taxpayers Association President & CEO Haney Hong sent to to Dean Spanos, President of the San Diego Chargers, regarding the measure on the November ballot asking San Diego voters to increase the hotel tax to help pay for a downtown stadium and convention center annex. Mr. Dean Spanos Chairman of the Board …

The Chargers Must Leave San Diego

B-Daddy B-Daddy

Qualcomm Stadium By Intersofia at en.wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.0], from Wikimedia Commons As long as the voters of San Diego are willing to punish politicians for subsidizing a new Chargers stadium, or as long as the law is interpreted that such subsidies require a public vote, there is no way that the Chargers can remain in San Diego for much …

How Sanders (Mostly) Got His Groove Back … and SD Labor Doesn’t Like It

Ryan Purdy Ryan Purdy

Remember back in 2010 when the local Municipal Employees Association went crying to its state level big brother, Public Employment Relations Board (PERB), about Mayor Jerry Sanders using the power and prestige of his office to inspire and endorse Prop D, the sales tax increase? No I don’t remember that either, because it did not happen. However, I do recall …

Union-Tribune reporters won’t cheer for a new Chargers stadium

Tony Manolatos Tony Manolatos

Amid criticism of newspaper’s pro-stadium stance, new owners assure reporters they won’t be stadium advocates Turns out, The San Diego Union-Tribune is not going to serve as a unabashed supporter of a new Chargers stadium. The newspaper’s new ownership, hotelier Papa Doug Manchester and former local radio executive John Lynch, have been sharply criticized almost since the sale was announced last …