“Glad our friends in Sacramento, Crown Downtown, fought against the negativity. Now the positive impact of having a world class venue is showing. Wish us luck in our mission to Save Our Bolts in San Diego.” – Johnny BoltPride, Save Our Bolts Co-Founder and Organizer.
Their investment is showing:
“SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – In the short time since construction on the Golden One Center started, Downtown Sacramento property values are up by $180 million, according to the Sacramento County assessor’s office.”
“What we’re seeing right now is really encouraging with the investment that developers and property owners are making in the buildings right around the arena,” he said.
Take action to make #VoteYesOnC a trending topic on social media.
SAN DIEGO, California – On Wednesday, San Diego City Clerk Elizabeth Maland made public the official ballot designation for the Citizens’ Initiative that would fund the multi-use downtown convention center and stadium facility. Ballot Measure C will be the key ballot measure that will determine the future of the multi-use venue downtown.
“We are excited that the measure is called Prop C. It’s simple for Chargers fans, and we’ll encourage everyone to vote Yes on C,” said David Agranoff of Save Our Bolts.
“This initiative goes beyond the Chargers, since we have a chance to fund this much needed multi-use convention center expansion, which won’t cost local tax payers one dime of their own money. A vote for C ensures that the Chargers, the NFL, and tourists pay for this world-class facility. It just makes sense,” concluded Agranoff.
Save Our Bolts is calling on Chargers fans to take to social media today, this pre-season game day, to show their support for Prop C.
“It’s simple Bolts fans: post a picture of yourself making a “C” with your thumb and index finger and use the hashtag #VoteYesOnC. If all Chargers fans do this, we can get this topic trending. This type of action is simple, but it can show that you’re with the boys on the field and committed to a positive future for all of San Diego,” said Johnny “Bolt Pride” Abundez Hernandez of Save Our Bolts.
Save Our Bolts does not support former City Councilmen Carl Demaio’s so-called “No Tax” stadium plan.
“This plan has no basis in reality, and furthermore, the community showed overwhelming support for the Chargers current convadium plan by signing 110,000 petitions in record time. The plan we have doesn’t hurt the local taxpayer and shows great responsibility with the funds the Tax on tourists raises by completing two major projections and continuing to fund city marketing. The Chargers plan also has the NFL and Chargers paying for 100% of the stadium something we think is misunderstood.” Said David Agranoff co-founder of Save Our Bolts.
The Demaio plan is pure fantasy. An attempt by a former politician turned radio host to make himself relevant in city politics again. While many aspects sound good on paper several parts of his plan are impossible to implement:
It requires a massive development which will take years to surmount environmental clearances.
It takes naming rights away from team and NFL.
Taking PSL and turning toward a “Fanlord model” isn’t viable, team and stadium are owned by individuals and the city. Not even the Green Bay Packers do this.
It is unrealistic to ask the Spanos family to give up part of their business to a public model. The money from the development partners and hotel owners is high. They could never support this number with any factual analysis.
No money or solutions for SDSU.
Requires money from the Port of San Diego.
While we applaud anyone taking the time to look for solutions we think the time could be better spent supporting the plan that far surpassed the threshold of voter support and will be on the ballot in November.
All that said, there is one direction we should all agree on. We must educate ourselves.
Kevin Acee, San Diego Union-Tribune
Save Our Bolts is a coalition of Chargers fans committed to one mission, keeping the Chargers where they belong in San Diego. We come from diverse backgrounds representing every possible demographic in the San Diego region and Chargers fan base.