San Diego mayor crit­i­cizes Charg­ers

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS -

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

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