City Council Votes to Put Convention Center Expansion on 2020 Primary Ballot
Updated On: Apr 16, 2019
The San Diego City Council voted 5-4 Monday to place an initiative on the 2020 primary ballot that would raise hotel taxes to fund a convention center expansion, homeless services and infrastructure improvements.
The tax increase proposed by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer would raise the city’s transient occupancy tax from 10.5 percent to as high as 15.75 percent in certain areas of the city, which would reap an estimated $5.9 billion over 42 years from the hike.
The city attorney’s office still needs to draft the initiative, which is expected to be presented to the council for approval this fall.