Mayor Kevin Faulconer Statement on Sunday meeting with Dean Spanos
MAYOR KEVIN L. FAULCONER
CITY OF SAN DIEGO
Mayor Faulconer’s Remarks Following Meeting with Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos
San Diego, CA – Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer met with Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos. The Mayor released the following statement:
“Like thousands of San Diegans, I want the Chargers to stay in our city for generations to come. Today I met with Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos to discuss how we can both work together in good faith to keep the team in San Diego.
If San Diego is going to be successful in finding a stadium solution for the Chargers, Aztecs, the Holiday and Poinsettia Bowl games, and the many other events that we host in San Diego, the team should work with us toward that solution.
The best chance San Diego has for developing a viable stadium plan is for the Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group to complete its work in an expedited timetable so that a final recommendation can be presented to the Chargers and San Diegans within the next three months. Mr. Spanos agreed and pledged to work collaboratively with the Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group as they complete their analysis and recommend a stadium location and financing plan.
I explained to Mr. Spanos that we are going to work to keep the team here but I will never support a deal that San Diego can’t afford. We will continue to work to produce a viable stadium plan that is fair for San Diegans, protects taxpayers and can be approved by the voters.
The stadium advisory group has agreed to speed up its efforts and will release a work product in the next 90 days. I look forward to sharing the plan with the public and the Chargers at that time.”