The plan to expand the convention center downtown will last through interim mayor Todd Gloria's fill in work period. Change in the mayor's office will not interfere in the enterprise work planned to raise the business visitor and tourist numbers.
Gloria, ealier in September, publicly made clear the city values the expected boost in the local economy.
Jobs, both the construction jobs and the visitors service jobs, have not been lost during the undoing of former mayor Bob Filner's development policies and plans.
Previous mayor, Jerry Sanders, now at work in the commercial field at the head of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce keeps watch on the steps taken on the expansion project plans he began while in office. He reminded San Diegans the project guarantees "11,000 new jobs--near 7,000 of which are permanent jobs." Only the upcoming advisory decision by the California Coastal Commission can hold back the pending work.
Second rate sized rental space at teh convention center currently gives businesses a justification for avoiding San Diego when making meeting plans. The run of the mill event holder at the convention center might not, without the expansion, stay firmly decided the bargain sales price makes the location worth renting. Gloria plainly divulged, "if we don't expand, we runt he very serious risk of losing the events we already have. Comic-Con is the most obvious example."
Any mistiming on the convention center expansion project will depend on the deals the new elected mayor negotiates.
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