Politics

San Diego to miss mayor's deadline on vote to keep Chargers

An artist's rendering of a new $1.33 billion stadium for the San Diego Chargers.
An artist's rendering of a new $1.33 billion stadium for the San Diego Chargers.
Citizen's Stadium Advisory Group

The city of San Diego and the NFL Chargers are poised to miss a deadline set by Mayor Kevin Faulconer to schedule an election on whether taxpayers should help pay for a new stadium to stop the team from moving to Los Angeles.

Faulconer wants an election before an anticipated decision by league owners, potentially early next year, on whether to return a team to Los Angeles after a two-decade absence. The city and team had to agree to terms by Friday to allow enough time for a Jan. 12 election.

The missed deadline is a reminder of the wide gulf between the city and team. Negotiations collapsed in June after three meetings, and neither side suggests they will resume.