SoccerCity and SDSU West participate in forum to educate voters about their competing initiatives

MISSION VALLEY (KUSI) – A rare forum to educate voters on the key issues of the competing ballot initiatives to develop the Mission Valley stadium site was held Wednesday on Harbor Island Drive.

A panel discussion that sets the stage for SoccerCity and SDSU West to sell their respective visions to voters, with less than three months to election day.

There was no new ground broken here. The only thing new was getting both sides together in the same room to kick off the fall campaign season.

Nick Stone of SoccerCity, and Jack McGrory with Friends of SDSU, talked about the benefits of their respective plans.

McGrory took the long view saying San Diego State University is an economic engine for the region. Nick Stone countered saying SDSU doesn’t pay property taxes depriving the City and schools of hundreds of millions of dollars.

Since no taxpayer money is involved with either plan, the voters will have to decide which plan, or a future alternative plan will provide the most long term benefit to the San Diego region.

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