San Diego mayor criticizes Chargers
A day after the Chargers said they have no faith the City of San Diego can get a stadium initiative on the ballot this year, an advisor for Mayor Kevin Faulconer returned a salvo.
In a written statement, political consult Jason Roe said the Chargers “never were at the table” in regard to working with the mayor’s Citizens’ Stadium Advisory Group toward finding a solution in San Diego.
“For the first time in seven months of incredibly hard work from the city, county, and CSAG, the Chargers did something honest — walk away from the table,” Roe said. “The truth is, they never were at the table. They’ve misled the fans and our elected and civic leaders by saying they wanted to remain in San Diego when in fact they initiated the process of relocation to L.A. a year ago.”
In response, Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani said the team will not participate in the city’s attempt to fast-track the environmental review process, especially in a way that the club believes would