SoccerCity's open special influence money frenzy

Why are the city council and the developers acting like children with a quarter at the candy store? The money (In this case a major undeveloped/redevelopable parcel of land in Mission Valley) burning a hole in their pockets. Being pushed to a artificial deadline set by business entities, MLS and FC Partners (?), for a lifetime project on an irreplaceable piece of Community Property just sets us up for the same situation we have with Petco Park, Qualcom Stadium (The Murph), the Chargers and any number of poorly planned developments in the city and county, many right there in Mission Valley. We as San Diegans seem to have an all or nothing attitude about development. FC Partners (?) are not proposing "Soccer City" out of the generousness of their Hearts, they're going to make a S--T load of money off of the largess of the citizens of the City, County and Region. If "Soccer City" is such a worthwhile endeavor, it would stand up to proper vetting, planning and schedule. If a MLS Soccer Franchise is such a good investment the partners would buy the land and build their own facility, not have it part of a scheme to scam the public, "We'll develop this if you give us that, oh, by the way we still control the Team, Land and get the profits. While I am in favor of utilizing the Mission Valley site, there are much better "Public" and "Community" uses than this single use facility and gifting the rest of the site to FC Partners. The City Council should take a long look at future uses of the site with the benefit to the community (99%ers) in mind, not the 1% that wish to eat from the community trough. **BBQ**
— June 5, 2017 7:12 a.m.

Chula Vista ranked 100 of 100 in recreation

Don et. al., After a quick review of the survey criteria I do feel that its a bit of a stretch, using beer gardens and subjective evaluations of climate to determine "Recreation". However the survey still shows the perspective that Chula Vista is a little backwater compared to our big sister San Diego. I challenge our city council to pull their collective heads out and plan a long term sustainable future for the city of Chula Vista. Reading the experts opinions attached to the survey, We are not protecting, maintaining and improving our overall city facilities. Here in the South Bay our school systems, Community College and City seem to be relying on each other and the YMCA to supply all of the "Recreation" facilities and programs. No one coordinating leading or planning the next major change. Just like the bayfront project, Chula Vista stumbles into things like taking over the Olympic Training Center, how much money will be funneled away from our local families and facilities, the USOC does not give up a viable facility without due analysis. The city changes zoning and original urban planning like a flag in a hurricane, without vetting and review, depending on who is blowing,. Chula Vista bedroom community to our sisters to the north, San Diego and the south Tijuana. I attended the Otay Ranch Firehouse 4th of July Pancake Breakfast for the 9th time, every 4th since moving back to the area and commented to my son how diverse a neighborhood we lived in.... Why can't our city and community leaders capitalize on that to create a solid image of the 21st century? BBQ
— July 6, 2016 7:07 a.m.

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