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Coastal Commission staff says "No" on convention center expansion

Bauder is full of crap. To build a new stadium with a retractable roof makes sense. It can bring an NBA team to San Diego that would not be stolen like the rockets and Clippers were, playing as they were in the almost 50 year old Sports Arena. Properly designed, soccer would come to the new stadium. So might NHA Hockey. Super Bowls would come back. Another million people would come Downtown for football in addition to the 2.5 million plus that come for baseball. Millions of dollars would be spent by the new Downtowners as the Padre crowds have proven with the dollars they spend everyone of them taxed for the city and state's benefit. Speaking of silly, Bauder states that other conventions paces around the country are cutting their rental rates as if that was any consideration by a group larger than twelve people in coming to a city. Comparing Atlanta and Indianapolis to San Diego is laughable but Bauder continues to do so, must be his Wisconsin life experience. Then there is his continual quoting of the charlatan "professor" who he claims is a national expert on public facilities like convention centers and stadiums. As they say in the west German state of Wisconsin -- PUSHAW, Has anyone calculated the sales tax San Diego rakes in from conventioneers in what they spend int he Gaslamp or what Padre fans spend int he same neighborhood. Just today I drove up 5th Avenue at 3:15 and every outdoor seating restaurant on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp was full of people from the Family Physicians Convention -- I wonder how much in sales tax revenue they dropped on food and drinks this fine Friday afternoon. I didn't see Bauder counting heads like I did on my cruise up 5th Avenue.
— September 27, 2013 7:09 p.m.

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