A proposed plan put forward by attorney Cory Briggs and former city councilwoman Donna Frye to build a new stadium in San Diego has qualified for the November ballot, the San Diego City Clerk announced Tuesday.
The Citizens' Initiative would raise taxes on hotel rooms and set aside 100 acres in Mission Valley for public use like parks, an education center and a stadium that would likely be designed to house the San Diego State U aztecs football team and potentuially entice a MLS team to expand.
The proposal would also block any public money from going toward a downtown football stadium and prevent the expansion of the Convention Center along the waterfront.
In November, voters will now be able to vote for two semi-competing proposals. The Citizens' Plan needs a simple majority to win, while the Chargers' plan needs two-thirds approval, or 67 percent, to win. Come this fall, voters will be able to vote for or against both proposals.
Attorney Cory Briggs says the Citizens’ Plan is much bigger than just a stadium in either downtown or Mission Valley and argues it isn’t harmful or incompatible with what the Chargers want.
The proposal now heads to the City Council. They will either immediately adopt it or place it on the ballot.