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Published June 24, 2009
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NOT CLOSER BY COMMITTEE: In San Diego, Tanya Sierra reports Chula Vista, California, has "put the brakes on a council committee that has been talking with the San Diego Chargers about building a stadium" in the city. Council members last night "decided future plans from the Chargers can go straight to the full council." Council member Pamela Bensoussan: "If we keep a committee just to keep a myth alive, that really serves no purpose. It sends a message we're doing something when actually we're not." Sierra notes while suspending the committee "won't necessarily kill the stadium proposal, it's the latest development that diminishes the prospect of the Chargers moving to Chula Vista" (SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, 6/24).
DAMAGE ASSESSMENT: In Milwaukee, Don Walker reported Miller Park concessionaire Sportservice had to "throw out plenty of food because of the flood waters that inundated the stadium's service level late last week." Sportservice GM Tom Olson yesterday said that he had "not yet compiled a dollar estimate of damage," but that a damage claim "would be made to Sportservice's insurance company." Meanwhile, the Brewers also are "assessing the amount of damage ... in the service level." The team's indoor batting cages are "out of commission for now, and the carpeting in both clubhouses had to be removed." Walker noted the floodwaters at the ballpark also "damaged or destroyed public records kept by the Miller Park Stadium District in a storage area" (JSONLINE.com, 6/23).
NEW RULES: In Dallas, Jeff Mosier reports private property owners must now register with the city of Arlington and "pay to get a piece of the parking action at Cowboys Stadium," as a new ordinance "sets fees as well as restrictions on where and how parking lots can operation in Arlington's entertainment district." City officials said that the ordinance "should protect neighborhoods from illegal parking, prevent traffic backups getting into lots and help crack down on scam artists" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 6/24).