East County News Service
April 7, 2015 (San Diego) – By a unanimous vote, San Diego’s Supervisors have voted to split costs with the City of San Diego for hiring consultants for a new Chargers stadium proposed at the Qualcomm site in Mission Valley. The total cost could be up to a half million dollars, or a quarter million each for the city and county taxpayers to fund.
The new stadium, if built, would also be a home for the San Diego State Aztecs, the Holiday and Poinsettia bowl games and other events.
Though city and county leaders claim they are confident the Chargers will stay in San Diego, the Chargers are moving forward with plans to acquire land in Carson, a Los Angeles County community, where a proposed new stadium would be shared with the Raiders. If approved-that plan could leave San Diego football fans footing the bill for stadium consultants without a team to cheer on.
Some rural residents have criticized Supervisors for spending lavish sums on stadium consultants, while scrimping on funding for vital public services such as ambulances and keeping fire stations fully staffed.