For the second year in a row, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer pledged to put a plan on the ballot to raise hotel-room taxes to pay for a new expansion of the Convention Center. It will be the fifth attempt to raise the hotel-room tax since 2004.
The mayor is not to blame for losing the Chargers. But he and others consistently got what was going on wrong.
I wanted to write the first Morning Report of the year, mostly because everyone else had Monday off. But it also gave me a chance to do something before we get to the news: Say thank you to the hundreds of people who donated to Voice of San Diego in December. Seriously. It was remarkable […]
SANDAG officials spent 2016 trying to sell the public on a new tax hike they now admit would not have done what they said it would have.
Two businessmen are seeking approval for a hotel that would end plans for an expansion of the Convention Center for good.
The idea of giving or leasing the Qualcomm Stadium land to the Chargers is at least 13 years old. But City Council members’ letter resurfacing the idea was the first PR trick that put the team on its heels.
When we host community meetings, and venture out on assignments, our reporters hear about nothing as much as concerns about homelessness and how much the population seems to be growing. Downtown, homelessness is exploding, and no matter what part of the political spectrum you fall on, it has to be disturbing. East Village is now […]
Now that Measure C has been decided, those hoping to keep the Chargers in San Diego will have to craft a new proposal. Here are the four things that anyone hoping to put a deal together will have to grapple with.
In the end, the push to pass Measure C came off more as a message to fans than an effort to actually pass an initiative. And maybe that’s all it really was.
The folks behind a last-minute ad blitz against Measure D may have run afoul of San Diego’s campaign finance law. A political action committee for the San Diego County Taxpayers Association spent about $40,000 this week on radio ads opposing Measure D, which would raise city hotel taxes and make it possible to build a […]