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CITY COUNCIL APPROVES $60M JACK MURPHY STADIUM EXPANSION
Published January 10, 1996
The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 yesterday to approve a plan to sell taxable lease revenue bonds to finance a $60M expansion of Jack Murphy Stadium, according to the San Diego DAILY TRANSCRIPT. The City Attorney's Office has also filed a motion with the 4th District Court of Appeal asking the court to take emergency action to certify the availability of funds for the expansion project. A group led by former Councilman Bruce Henderson, tax activist Richard Rider and Steven Green of the Libertarian Party contend it is illegal to approve a bond sale without a vote of the people. Any legal action by this group could hold the project up for years, but the City Attorney's motion is intended to keep the project moving forward. Henderson and his group plan to meet with their counsel to decide on a next step while a hearing on the issue has been scheduled for February 16 in San Diego Superior Court (Thor Biberman, San Diego DAILY TRANSCRIPT, 1/10).