Increasing Value Of Surrounding Properties

“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.

Golden 1 Center Increasing Value Of Surrounding Properties By As Much As $180 Million
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GRASSROOTS CITIZENS’ GROUPS STRONGLY IMPACT LOCAL ELECTIONS

SAN DIEGO STADIUM COALITION AND SAVE OUR BOLTS BOYCOTT HOTELS AND ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN SUPPORT OF CANDIDATES NOT BEHOLDEN TO SPECIAL INTERESTS


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 9th, 2016) – On May 16 (original press release below), fed-up with disrespect and duplicity by elected officials of the City of San Diego, Chargers Fan Groups launched an impromptu Boycott Protest against the Hotelier Cabal (www.HotelierCabal.com) and the politicians who represent them.  Though media and political pundits initially marginalized the effort, the Fan Group movement quickly accelerated with significant consequence to local elections.

The Fan Group movement was launched too late to effect the June 7th Primary re-election of incumbents Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman Scott Sherman – this was expected because San Diego is a city where incumbents are historically always re-elected.  On the other hand, there was significant impact in the open races against anti-Chargers candidates Ray Ellis (District 1) and Anthony Bernal (District 3).  Both were key favorites and significant funding recipients of the Hotelier Cabal, and both were soundly defeated.

The Ellis turnaround in District 1 warrants further explanation: Only a few months prior, it was widely believed Hotelier Cabal favorite Ray Ellis would win outright with well over 50% of the vote.  Ellis campaigned heavily against Barbara Bry over her support of the Citizen’s Plan, as well as Bry’s stance that such a Plan would help the Chargers in ways other than public money for a stadium.  Ellis’s campaign spread misinformation about Bry’s stance and said that the Citizens’ Plan would give the Chargers public money even though it actually prohibits such. This strategy worked quite well until the Chargers Fan Groups joined the battle.  The Fan Groups proceeded to successfully educate the public about the truth, and thus engineered a dramatic turnaround in this race.  Though the final number is not yet known, Bry is at 50% and may have actually won outright herself…in a race with 5 candidates.  The outcome was extraordinary indeed, and solid proof of the significant impact of the Fan Groups on election results.

In a mere three weeks’ time, the Chargers Fan Groups have proven themselves to be a consequential and victorious force against the Hotelier Cabal and their political puppets in a unified front that was previously unimaginable.  Numerous San Diego civic leaders have told Chargers Fan Groups that their movement was a critical factor in the decisive defeats of both Mr. Ellis and Mr. Bernal.

Now, with five months preparation time for the November 8th General Election, Chargers Fan Groups are even more confident of victory in Round #2 as they prepare to accelerate and expand their boycott efforts nationwide against the Hotelier Cabal’s “12” hotels.

If the opposition is willing to negotiate in good faith and carry out the best interests of the citizens of San Diego, Fan Groups are willing to meet and listen. Until that time, the groups are accelerating the hotel boycott and with support from open government, performing arts and other civic groups throughout the United States.

For info on the political influence of San Diego Hoteliers, visit http://www.HotelierCabal.com

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Media Contacts:

San Diego Stadium Coalition Contacts

Megan Swanland Riggs, 858-344-1712 / meganriggs1@gmail.com

Jason Riggs, 858-229-3016 / jasonriggs@gmail.com

 

Save Our Bolts Contacts

David Agranoff, 619-230-5799

Thomas Powell, 619-634-9610

GRASSROOTS CITIZENS’ GROUPS STRONGLY IMPACT LOCAL ELECTIONS

SAN DIEGO STADIUM COALITION AND SAVE OUR BOLTS BOYCOTT HOTELS AND ENGAGE IN COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN SUPPORT OF CANDIDATES NOT BEHOLDEN TO SPECIAL INTERESTS


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 8th, 2016) – On May 16 (original press release below), fed-up with disrespect and duplicity by elected officials of the City of San Diego, Chargers Fan Groups launched an impromptu Boycott Protest against the Hotelier Cabal (www.HotelierCabal.com) and the politicians who represent them.  Though media and political pundits initially marginalized the effort, the Fan Group movement quickly accelerated with significant consequence to local elections.

The Fan Group movement was launched too late to effect the June 7th Primary re-election of incumbents Mayor Kevin Faulconer and Councilman Scott Sherman – this was expected because San Diego is a city where incumbents are historically always re-elected.  On the other hand, there was significant impact in the open races against anti-Chargers candidates Ray Ellis (District 1) and Anthony Bernal (District 3).  Both were key favorites and significant funding recipients of the Hotelier Cabal, and both were soundly defeated.

The Ellis turnaround in District 1 warrants further explanation: Only a few months prior, it was widely believed Hotelier Cabal favorite Ray Ellis would win outright with well over 50% of the vote.  Ellis campaigned heavily against Barbara Bry over her support of the Citizen’s Plan, as well as Bry’s stance that such a Plan would help the Chargers in ways other than public money for a stadium.  Ellis’s campaign spread misinformation about Bry’s stance and said that the Citizens’ Plan would give the Chargers public money even though it actually prohibits such. This strategy worked quite well until the Chargers Fan Groups joined the battle.  The Fan Groups proceeded to successfully educate the public about the truth, and thus engineered a dramatic turnaround in this race.  Though the final number is not yet known, Bry is at 50% and may have actually won outright herself…in a race with 5 candidates.  The outcome was extraordinary indeed, and solid proof of the significant impact of the Fan Groups on election results.

In a mere three weeks’ time, the Chargers Fan Groups have proven themselves to be a consequential and victorious force against the Hotelier Cabal and their political puppets in a unified front that was previously unimaginable.  Numerous San Diego civic leaders have told Chargers Fan Groups that their movement was a critical factor in the decisive defeats of both Mr. Ellis and Mr. Bernal.

Now, with five months preparation time for the November 8th General Election, Chargers Fan Groups are even more confident of victory in Round #2 as they prepare to accelerate and expand their boycott efforts nationwide against the Hotelier Cabal’s “12” hotels.

If the opposition is willing to negotiate in good faith and carry out the best interests of the citizens of San Diego, Fan Groups are willing to meet and listen.  Until that time, the groups are accelerating the hotel boycott and with support from open government, performing arts and other civic groups throughout the United States.

For info on the political influence of San Diego Hoteliers, visit http://www.HotelierCabal.com

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Media Contacts:

San Diego Stadium Coalition Contacts

Megan Swanland Riggs, 858-344-1712 / meganriggs1@gmail.com

Jason Riggs, 858-229-3016 / jasonriggs@gmail.com

 

Save Our Bolts Contacts

David Agranoff, 619-230-5799

Thomas Powell, 619-634-9610

 

 

  CIVIC AND FAN GROUPS CALL FOR BOYCOTT OF SAN DIEGO HOTELS

San Diego Stadium Coalition, Save Our Bolts and Other Groups Unite to Oppose Hoteliers Who Are Blocking Initiatives for Downtown Stadium / Convention Center

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 16, 2016) – The San Diego Stadium Coalition, Save Our Bolts and other civic and fan groups have come together in support of a national boycott against several San Diego hoteliers (known as the Hotelier Cabal) that are impeding efforts to build a downtown convention center / stadium.  The hoteliers identified in the boycott are financially influencing local politicians who are collectively opposing the development of a downtown mixed-use facility.

The hotels identified in the boycott include:

 

Evans Hotels

         Bahia

         Catamaran

         Lodge at Torrey Pines

 

Town and Country Hotel

         Town and Country Hotel

 

Bartell Hotels

         Pacific Terrace Hotel

         Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn & Suites

         The Dana on Mission Bay

         Sheraton La Jolla

         Hilton Harbor Island

         Best Western Island Palms Hotel and Marina

         Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside

         Days inn San Diego Hotel Circle (near Sea World)

 

Whether you feel strongly about the Chargers and their quest for a new stadium or not, the influence that the hotel industry wields over local officials has created a dysfunctional political ecosystem where voter and taxpayer interests are being mortgaged to the highest bidder.” said Jason Riggs, San Diego Stadium Coalition Founder and Chairman. He added, “In 2008 we started working with various civic groups to find a stadium solution in San Diego. During that time one roadblock has remained consistent and that’s the hotel industry’s opposition to a downtown multi-use facility. Until these hoteliers and the politicians that represent them come forth to transparently discuss and negotiate the Chargers’ downtown convention center/stadium solution, we are asking everyone not to patronize their hotels.”

David Agranoff, co-founder of Save Our Bolts said, “Despite a downtown plan that includes a significant investment from the Chargers and zero general fund dollars, we have been surprised at the lack of support from local politicians and out right characterizations in campaign materials. We fear that a group of powerful San Diego hoteliers are influencing local politicians and creating a united political front against the Chargers. Follow the trail of donations and it is shameful that these hotels are using politicians to pit neighborhoods against millions of Chargers fans. The reality is this plan doesn’t hurt your neighborhood in any way.  It is time to hold them accountable. And our national fan base is ready to make sure when friends and family come to visit they know where NOT to book a room.”

Save Our Bolts along with The San Diego Stadium Coalition and their combined 42,000 members have joined forces and received support from various NFL fan groups throughout the world to socialize and execute this hotel boycott.

Riggs added, “We know it’s going to take some real financial pressure on these hoteliers before they’ll negotiate in good faith to resolve our lingering convention center and stadium issues. We feel this is a good start.”

The boycott officially kicks off on Monday, May 16, 2016

 

About The San Diego Stadium Coalition (http://www.sdstadium.org)

Founded in 2008, the San Diego Stadium Coalition is an organization whose members are fully committed to working with municipal entities to facilitate the construction of a world-class stadium within San Diego County, which will serve as a home for the San Diego Chargers and potentially the SDSU Aztecs, College Bowl Games, and other events. The group’s commitment is fueled by a passion for local sports, an acute understanding of the San Diego market and an unyielding desire to keep high profile events and the Chargers (the region’s only NFL franchise) in the county. The SDSC strongly believes that this goal will be achieved by working transparently with key stakeholders including citizens, politicians, regional business leaders and other key parties.

 

About The Save Our Bolts (http://www.saveourbolts.org)

Save Our Bolts is a grassroots fan based organization of NFL fans committed to keeping the San Diego Chargers where they belong. As an organization and individuals we know that a new stadium that will provide a venue not only to the Chargers, but several other events (super bowls, concerts and Championship games) that will bring economic growth to the entire region. The current stadium is out of date and a drain of tax-payer money, a new multipurpose venue could house many events of which the Chargers would be a small percentage.

 

For info on the political influence of San Diego Hoteliers, visit http://www.HotelierCabal.com

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Johnny Abundez, 619-948-7113

Thomas Powell, 619-634-9610

Thank The Team

For Immediate Release

Sunday January 3rd 2016, 8:30pm

The 2015 season has been rough for everyone involved with the Chargers team and fanbase. On the field, the team finished with the worst record in the Phillip Rivers Era while off the field, fans have dealt with the uncertainty of the team leaving the city that has been their home for 50 years. The anger has been reflected in the signs at the last home game, and the chorus of boos that Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani received at the last NFL Town Hall meeting held here in San Diego.

“NFL football is supposed to be a source of civic pride, entertainment and fun. This season has been an awful experience that most consider to be worse than the 1-15 season. Chargers fans don’t even have the luxury of saying ‘Oh well next year’. We can’t do that,” said David Agranoff co-founder of Save Our Bolts “This season is brutal, we want the owners and the league to understand that this community cares about the team much more than wins and loses. We have not given up. A strong show of support will be noticed.”

This event was first organized by a single Chargers fan and Save Our Bolts agreed to endorse it. “I’m doing this event to show players just how much we appreciate them. They’ve done so much for our community. Its very emotional not just for us fans but for the players as well. I just want the team to see how much they are loved as they pull into Chargers park tonight, maybe for the last time,” said organizer Debra Zettlemeir

The fans will gather around 8:30. The team’s return is to be determined – win or Lose in Denver. People can follow @saveourboltsSD on twitter to get updates Sunday for the exact time. The team has called San Diego home since 1961.

“Look we know people are angry. We love the players on and off the field. The San Diego Chargers players are part of our wonderful community. It is not about rewarding bad behavior by ownership, it’s not about them right now. No decision has been made. For this night they’re our San Diego Chargers and I can promise they will NEVER get this kind of support in LA. It’s about the fans and the team.” said Johnny Abundez of Save Our Bolts.

 

For more information, please contact David Agranoff or Johnny Abundez on Twitter:

 

@DAgranoffAuthor

@JonE_BoltPride