San Diego voters, I’m voting NO on Measure E. Here’s why:
- Full disclosure. I was initially VERY excited about SoccerCity. I was just about the first member of the public to join their email list. I was among the first to join when they sold memberships to their “Original Supporters” group.
- All of that soured when the details of their proposal were published. Two major things: a. Their entire endeavor is an attempt to privatize public land at a severe discount by locking out all competitors. b. Their soccer endeavor would be nearly completely financed by making San Diego State University, a public university, a tenant of their private venture built on privately leased public land.
- Nick Stone and his group of investors are really, really shady people. Having tracked every dollar of Measure E via public disclosures you can see their strategy has been very Trump-like: Buy the media and try to persuade the public with misinformation.
- They collected signatures by lying to the public that their signature were going to build a new stadium for Aztec football. That was not ever the case. Measure E never should have made it to the ballot in the first place.
- Even if they win SDSU has already stated they will not work with FS Investors.
- The only thing that is “soccer” about “SoccerCity” is the word “soccer.” It’s really about building 4800 condos, putting in a mall, and building multiple office buildings and jamming them into about 75 acres of usable land.
- In short, I think it’s a scam.