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Chargers owner meets with San Diego mayor

Holiday Bowl Football

A giant U.S. flag is unfurled at Qualcomm Stadium before the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game between Nebraska and Washington in San Diego, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)


We mentioned two weeks ago that the San Diego mayor was set to meet with Chargers President Dean Spanos, an event that happens a lot less frequently than you’d imagine.

The meeting happened Monday, with the Chargers releasing a statement after the fact.

“The meeting focused on the future of redevelopment and the proposed changes out of Sacramento, the future of the NFL’s G3 stadium loan program after the League’s Collective Bargaining negotiations are resolved, and financing alternatives in the event that the City and the Chargers do not ultimately have access to redevelopment funding and/or G3 funding.

“The Chargers and the Mayor’s Office will continue to work together as these important issues are resolved.”

We’ll wait for some analysis from the San Diego Union-Tribune, but it basically sounds like the city is in a holding pattern until the new CBA is reached. That’s no surprise.

The news from the Chargers comes on the same day that a number of unions and community groups spoke at hearings on behalf of a possible downtown L.A. stadium.

Basically, the race is on. And a lot of clued-in folks believe San Diego is running out of time to cross the finish line first.