A new measure being pushed by Cory Briggs and Donna Frye would remake downtown and the city’s hotel-room tax system unlike any proposal in the decade-plus since two proposals to increase the tax failed at the ballot box. The proposal seems to have left San Diego’s elite tongue-tied. Why? Well, one part of the measure is innovative, if not genius. It’s the same part, though, that’s legally shaky.
Cory Briggs is the biggest thorn in the side of local politicians because he files more high-profile lawsuits against the city and other local entities than anyone else.
The Tourism Marketing District set aside money for the big centennial blowout that was supposed to attract international visitors. Plans changed.
NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia and VOSD’s Andrew Keatts lay out what happened to the original plans for a centennial celebration, and next steps for the pared-down affair.
Investigative journalism, abridged. Here are the discoveries we uncovered during our big dig into the Balboa Park centennial fiasco.
The plan to celebrate the centennial of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition may have been doomed from the start. Here’s how it fell apart.
Mark Cafferty of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation is our special guest on the podcast this week.
San Diego tourism leaders say a lack of marketing meant San Diego’s tourism industry didn’t grow as much as those in other top 25 markets.
Tech entrepreneur Kelly Abbott is our special guest on the extended podcast. He’s got some big news, and he’s pledged the share the wealth. Plus, more on the hot-button affordable housing fee increase, and weasely words in the race for mayor.
Mayor Bob Filner didn’t have much time to follow through on his numerous campaign promises.