There have been a few changes in San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer’s plan to run a public opinion survey before his proposed January vote on a new Chargers stadium in Mission Valley.
A revised request for proposals from would-be pollsters dated August 17 pushes back the starting date of the survey to October 15 and requires a draft summary of the four-week poll by January 15. Chances that there actually will be an election in January have faded with the insistence of Chargers special counsel Mark Fabiani that the team won’t show up at the bargaining table by Faulconer’s September 11 deadline.
Meanwhile, the mayor still isn’t saying how much the so-called resident satisfaction survey will cost taxpayers. “The City of San Diego has opted not to disclose the budget for this effort in order to encourage as many interested vendors in submitting proposals as possible,” according to a bidding document.
As San Diego’s medical marijuana controversies continue, some lobbyists are still making money. Community Engagement Resources, run by Cynara Velazquez, took in $1500 from Highland Medical Packaging, LLC, for lobbying on behalf of “fair zoning and licensing regulations” for pot shops, according to an August 18 filing.