Chargers' Fabiani Has Positive Meeting With San Diego Interim Mayor Over Stadium Issue
San Diego interim Mayor Todd Gloria on Thursday said that he had a "positive 30-minute meeting" on Monday with Chargers Special Counsel to the President Mark Fabiani regarding the team's efforts to land a new stadium, according to San Diego's KFMB-CBS. Gloria said, "We actually had a positive conversation about what we could do collaboratively to make sure to make sure that we keep the Chargers in San Diego." The meeting "came a couple of weeks after the Chargers proposed to the California Coastal Commission an alternative to the city's plan to expand the San Diego Convention Center." The city plan "would have all of the expansion on the current site and give the center the largest amount of contiguous floor space on the West Coast." That plan "goes before the Coastal Commission next month for its final regulatory hurdle," and the "financing mechanism is being challenged in court." Fabiani said that the bayfront location of the convention center "could create problems before the Coastal Commission, and the current proposed stadium site -- at an old bus yard near Petco Park -- is outside the coastal zone" (CBS8.com, 9/19).