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Downtown Stadium Plan: San Diegans vote on Measure C

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - Measure C and D are two of the biggest issues on the ballot for City of San Diego residents.

The Chargers are hoping voters will support their downtown stadium plan with a yes vote on Measure C on Election Day, but on Monday some residents in Barrio Logan, Logan Heights, and Sherman heights sent a clear message against it.

Supporters of Measure C believe a new Chargers stadium downtown will benefit the entire region by promoting tourism and not costing San Diegans any money.

Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods where the new stadium would be built said it would come at a cost to their community.

On the eve of Election Day residents had a message for supporters of a new Chargers stadium: "Our communities are not for sale."

Opponents of Measures C and D said their communities would suffer because a new stadium would attract outside vendors and drive up property values - ultimately pricing them out of their homes.

"We believe that measure C and D will displace communities here in Barrio Logan, Sherman Heights and all surrounding communities," said an area resident. 

Residents said they fear a new downtown stadium will erase the rich cultural history their community has by financially forcing out residents by rising rents.

Supporters of Measures C and D said they want the Chargers to remain in San Diego.

Residents said they are also concerned about the enormous amount of traffic a new stadium would bring into and through their community - where parking is already at a premium and pollution is at an alarmingly high levels.

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