The new committee, called “GOAL,” aims to “support candidates and issues that advance the vision of the San Diego soccer community through independent expenditures.”
  • The new committee, called “GOAL,” aims to “support candidates and issues that advance the vision of the San Diego soccer community through independent expenditures.”
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They’ve already dumped a total of at least $2,891,599 into a contentious bid to privatize the city’s Qualcomm Stadium and surrounding property with a campaign committee called “GOAL: San Diegans for a River Park, School Funding, Soccer, and a Tax-Free Stadium.” Now La Jolla hedge-fund maven Mike Stone and his SoccerCity partners have set up another political fund to spend even more big money for the benefit of county politicos.

The new committee, filed June 20, called “GOAL: Soccer Fans Moving San Diego Forward,” is run by SoccerCity honcho Nick Stone. Its objective: “To support candidates and issues that advance the vision of the San Diego soccer community through independent expenditures.”

Meanwhile, another familiar city-hall lobbyist has signed on with well-moneyed local developer forces Sudberry Properties and H.G. Fenton Co. allied against SoccerCity. Tony Young, the Democratic ex–city councilman who for a brief time headed the local Red Cross before a mysteriously unceremonious departure, reveals in a June 12 disclosure filing that his Civic Link Strategies is now working for “Public Land, Public Vote,” backed by Fenton and Sudberry.

Young’s other interest-peddling clients include San Francisco’s Airbnb, which seeks city council “support for Short Term Rental Ordinance.”

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Cassander July 6, 2017 @ 10:06 a.m.

Wait a minute: Tony Young's LinkedIn profile still says he's "chairman of the board/president" of Kev-boy's campaign money proxy operation One San Diego; but he's been scrubbed from their website, which says both positions are held by Lani Lutar. And now he's leading those opposing Kev's SuckerCity scheme?

I'd really like to know what's going on here. If there was a major falling-out, Tony would know where all the bodies are buried.

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CaptainObvious July 7, 2017 @ 11:33 p.m.

Resist the sale of public lands. Once it's gone it can't be replaced

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Cassander July 8, 2017 @ 11:59 a.m.

UPDATE: Apparently the Powers That Be are Reader Comments readers—Tony's LinkedIn has now been changed to "Co Founder past Chairman of the Board / President, One San Diego, March 2014 – January 2017 (2 years 11 months)." Since I know you'll see this, Mr. Young, please do us all a solid and take down Kev-boy, the Great White Nope.

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