The San Diego Chargers released a statement Tuesday, via special counsel Mark Fabiani, that stated it’s “not possible” to legally place a ballot measure before voters in December 2015.
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“Based on all of this work and discussion, the Chargers have concluded it’s not possible to place a ballot measure before voters in December 2015 in a legally defensible manner,” said the statement.
Fabiani, on behalf of the organization, would go on to say that the team is committed to keeping an open line of negotiation with the city as they move through this summer.
He did prelude to a meeting between NFL owners this August in which he claimed, “That meeting may provide important information about what is likely to occur during the remainder of 2015.”
Fabiani pointed to California’s election laws and the California Environmental Quality Act as key reasons a ballot measure by December 2015 is not possible.
“The various options that we have explored with the City’s experts all lead to the same result,” the statement read.