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Faulconer, Roberts, Goldsmith Release Joint Statement on Stadium Negotiations

San Diego - Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith and County Supervisor Ron Roberts released the following joint statement today following their third negotiating session with the Chargers:

"At the urging of the NFL and the Chargers, we have presented the team with multiple legally defensible options that fully comply with state environment law and would conclude with a public vote this year on a new stadium. In addition to these options, today we provided the Chargers a new proposal to complete a full environmental impact report by October in time for a January special election - addressing the legal concerns expressed by the team."

The state's foremost expert on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) has validated each of our proposals and we ended today's negotiating session with the Chargers' representatives saying they would review these options and discuss them further in the coming days.

Work has already begun on this environmental analysis and City staff and outside consultants are confident that we have a CEQA solution that meets the NFL timeline. San Diego voters should have the final say on whether this stadium plan moves forward.

"We are still at the table. We have all the ingredients for success in San Diego if the Chargers work with us. We can get this done if the Chargers want to get it done."

CONTACT: Craig Gustafson at (619) 453-9880 or [email protected]


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