The San Diego City council officially approved the $520 million convention center expansion project yesterday, clearing the way for a Bigger Bang Theory panel, and the 502nd Legion at the Nerd Prom. BUT many hurdles remain, and one of them is named Cory Briggs.
“Everyone has told them this thing is not going to survive a legal challenge,” says attorney Cory Briggs, who represents plaintiffs comprising the Navy Broadway Complex Coalition, a citizens group that monitors downtown and waterfront development issues.
“And yet, for political reasons that do not benefit the voters — that only benefit the special interests downtown — they continue to spend millions of dollars on consultants and experts and architects and lawyers trying to score a touchdown on a field that doesn’t have an end zone.”
Legal challenges to the project and the hotel tax that is funding it remain, and are expected o go on for a while, delaying starting on the project and its completion—which is likely to be pushed to about 2017.
And that’s two years AFTER Comic-Con’s current contract with the city runs out.