‘Save Our Bolts’ at EarthFair 2015

Eric Weddle

Save Our Bolts volunteer members dressed in Chargers gear reached out to the community on Sunday at San Diego’s Earth Fair at Balboa Park.

The Save Our Bolts grassroots organization, committed to keeping the Chargers in San Diego, informed San Diegans on why the team should stay and the benefits of having the stadium built in the city.

The organization also collected signatures for its ongoing campaign to get a 66% vote needed for stadium funding, if the measure makes it on the San Diego County’s 2016 ballot.

The latest news on the stadium deal is that the city has hired experts from Citigroup and the law firm Nixon Peabody to help negotiate a deal, as reported Monday by U-T San Diego. The announcement comes one month before May 20, the day San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s stadium task force agreed it would have a viable stadium plan.

The U-T San Diego reports that Citigroup and Nixon Peabody have experience negotiating stadium deals for the NFL. The city hopes that this partnership will help it construct a plan that will benefit the Chargers and San Diego.

“The partnership brings the creativity, tenacity, insight and financial knowledge necessary to guide us in the preparation of a reasonable stadium funding proposal,” County Supervisor Ron Roberts said to U-T San Diego.

Save Our Bolts supports any solution that benefits San Diego’s taxpayers and the team. It will continue to campaign and raise awareness for the stadium, with its next rally on April 30 at the NFL Draft in Chicago.

+ Written by Mighty1090 intern Alexandra Rangel, under the direction of Jay Paris.

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