Mayor’s Stadium Advisory Group Holds First Huddle

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s newly drafted stadium team is officially on the clock.

The nine-member “Citizens Stadium Advisory Group” held its first meeting Friday with a 90-minute, closed door session in downtown San Diego.

“We’ve got a diverse group of people who have incredible unique talent sets. Everyone has something to offer, from public finance to real estate, to law,” said Adam Day, a Sycuan Tribal executive who serves as the group’s newly elected chair.

Day said all nine members were present and are excited about challenge ahead.

“One of the first things we’re going to do is host a public forum so we can get all the good input from the public. What works, what doesn’t work” said Day.

Public input is key because the Chargers would likely need a two-thirds majority vote of approval if a proposal ends up on the 2016 ballot as planned.

Mayor Faulconer tasked the advisory group with finding the best answer to the two biggest questions in the stadium saga: where to put it? And how to pay for it?

Day said the group will meet regularly over the next several months and is optimistic about delivering a report well in advance of the mayor’s fall deadline.

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