DATE: December 3, 2013
TO: Board of Supervisors
SUBJECT: SUPPORTING A BID BY THE SAN DIEGO 2024 EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE TO BRING THE 2024 SUMMER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES TO THE SAN DIEGO MEGA-REGION (DISTRICTS: ALL)
The San Diego Mega-Region is blessed with great weather, a robust transportation network, a diverse culture and a vibrant economy that enhances our ability to host large events in a beautiful, world-renowned venue.
The United States Olympic Committee is discussing proposals with cities that wish to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Adoption of a resolution directed to the San Diego 2024 Exploratory Committee will confirm our Board’s support in principle for their efforts working with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to submit a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2024 Olympic Games.
CHAIRMAN GREG COX AND SUPERVISOR DAVE ROBERTS
- Adopt a resolution titled “Supporting San Diego’s Bid to Host the 2024 Olympic Games.”
- Direct the Chief Administrative Officer to draft a letter for the Chairman’s signature that will communicate the County’s support in principle for bringing the 2024 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games to the San Diego Mega-Region.
There is no fiscal impact with this action.
San Diego County is strategically situated at the most southwesterly corner of the continental United States, nestled between deserts to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, military assets to the north and Mexico to the south. Our multi-cultural and geographically diverse region boasts a beautiful climate nearly year-round, which attracts athletes and sporting events throughout the year. The United States Olympic Committee hosts a training center in Chula Vista, which is just one of three Olympic Training Centers in the United States. Many large sporting events including the U.S. Open, the Buick Invitational, the World Baseball Classic, three NFL Super Bowls, dozens of marathons and even the first ever triathlon have been held in San Diego.
We also have one of the most unique economies in the world, which is supported by the military, tourism and innovation economies. Collectively, the San Diego/Imperial counties and Baja California region, known as the Mega-Region, had a combined population of more than 6.5 million people and a gross domestic product of more than $202 billion in 2011.
Our robust transportation network connects us to the Mega-Region and includes 6 border crossings, 5 interstate freeways, 5 international airports, 2 specialized maritime port facilities, and rail links to the north, east and south.
For all these reasons, we have a tremendous opportunity to showcase our regional assets to the world by supporting the City of San Diego’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games. Adoption of a resolution directed to the San Diego 2024 Exploratory Committee will confirm our Board’s support in principle for their efforts working with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to submit a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the 2024 Olympic Games.
Supervisor, Third District
Linkage to the County of San Diego Strategic Plan
These recommendations would help accomplish the County’s Strategic Initiatives and advance the County’s Vision of providing a safe, healthy and thriving community for all our residents.
AGENDA ITEM INFORMATION SHEET
REQUIRES FOUR VOTES: [ ] Yes [X] No
WRITTEN DISCLOSURE PER COUNTY CHARTER SECTION 1000.1 REQUIRED [ ] Yes [X] No
PREVIOUS RELEVANT BOARD ACTIONS: N/A
BOARD POLICIES APPLICABLE: N/A
BOARD POLICY STATEMENTS: N/A
MANDATORY COMPLIANCE: N/A
ORACLE AWARD NUMBER(S) AND CONTRACT AND/OR REQUISITION NUMBER(S): N/A
ORIGINATING DEPARTMENT: BOS District 1 and District 3
OTHER CONCURRENCE(S): N/A