By Karen Kucher
UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM
12:24 p.m. September 15, 2006
SAN DIEGO – City and county leaders on Friday announced a proposal to formally work together to find a new home for the San Diego Chargers.
The announcement of a proposed memorandum of understanding marks a new step in the quest to keep the professional football team in the region. The Chargers can begin negotiating with any U.S. city that wants an NFL team starting January 1.
Mayor Jerry Sanders, council president Scott Peters, City Attorney Michael Aguirre and county supervisors Dianne Jacob and Ron Roberts announced the proposal on the steps of the County Administration Center, a building that was constructed by the city and the county.
By combining efforts on the football stadium issue, the elected officials said they believe the city and county could succeed in keeping the Chargers from moving away.