SDSU West Adds Backing of Asian Business Association of San Diego

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San Diego’s Asian Business Association Monday announced its endorsement of SDSU West, adding to a growing list of public supporters of the ballot measure.

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SDSU West, appearing on the November ballot as Measure G, is a plan backed by the Friends of SDSU coalition of alumni to redevelop the current SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley. The plan includes a new 35,000-seat football stadium for SDSU, commercial office space, a river park and an academic campus.

“Since our founding, we have recognized education as the gateway to opportunity and success. The ability for San Diego State University to expand and produce more local college graduates to grow our economy, is incredibly important for generations to come,” said ABA President and CEO Wendy Urushima-Conn.

The SDSU West plan has received backing from the Sierra Club, the California State University Board of Trustees, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and San Diego City Council members Barbara Bry and Lorie Zapf.

A poll conducted in July by data analytics firm EMC Research found that SDSU West leads the other Mission Valley redevelopment proposal on the ballot, SoccerCity, 48-27 percent among the 495 likely voters sampled.

If both measures receive majority support in November, backers of the measure with the higher number of votes will negotiate with the city about the future of the SDCCU Stadium site.

“We are proud that the Asian Business Association of San Diego has joined numerous business, environmental, labor, education, planning and political groups in support of Measure G,” said Measure G spokeswoman Katy Temple.

— City News Service

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