On July 14th @ 2:00 pm, City Council will vote to approve $2.1 Million in part to fund an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), which is necessary for a stadium vote to take place by January.
If there is a time to attend a rally, this is it. We need all of San Diego out in blue and gold.
The City is quickly advancing with the environmental studies that are required for a public vote in January.
The EIR must be completed and approved by Council no later than October in order to make a January 12 vote possible.
The City is streamlining the EIR process by assigning city staff members to the project in addition to the 60 consultants that would be provided by AECOM.
AECOM provided NFL stadium expertise for Seattle, Miami, Indianapolis, and worked on stadiums for the 2012 London Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympics, and 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Here’s a breakdown of the $2.1 Million expenditure and some background:
Up to $1.2M for consulting firm AECOM
Up to $380,000 for city staff time
Up to $200,000 for conceptual design
Up to $320,000 contingency fund
The total cost will be covered by a $2.1 million one-time payment the city received, as a reimbursement, from the state to cover the city’s costs to comply with some “unfunded” state mandates and new regulations. This will not impact existing budget priorities.
THIS VOTE IS KEY FOR MOVING AHEAD WITH A NEW STADIUM. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!
WHAT: Rally before critical City Council stadium vote, then filling the Council Chambers to show support
WHO: All Chargers (and NFL) fans
WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Civic Center Plaza (in front of City Hall), 202 C street, San Diego California, 92101
*NOTE: THE VOTE WILL START AT 2:00PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS (202 C street, 12th floor).