The effort to replace aging Qualcomm Stadium has been idled by upheaval at City Hall. Faulconer beat fellow City Council member David Alvarez on Tuesday in a special election to replace Democrat Bob Filner, who resigned Aug. 30 amid a torrent of sexual harassment allegations.
Faulconer is expected to be sworn in March 3.
Attorney Mark Fabiani, who has led the Chargers' attempts to get a new stadium since 2002, says the important factor "is that somebody is going to be in office and hopefully will be in office for quite a while."
Fabiani says he hopes to meet with Faulconer once he's in office and has assembled a staff.