Either Monday or Tuesday, San Diego’s City Council likely will decide if it will put a half-cent sales tax increase before voters in November.
It takes six council members to move a sales tax ballot measure forward, and it’s unclear if the votes are there.
Council members Kevin Faulconer and Carl DeMaio, the council’s two Republicans, are against it. They made their position known even before there was a formal proposal.
With Faulconer and DeMaio opposed, the council’s six Democrats all have to vote in favor.
While not one has gone on record in support of raising the sales tax, five of the six — Todd Gloria, Tony Young, Donna Frye, Marti Emerald and Ben Hueso — all have talked about the need for the city to raise revenue.
That leaves Sherri Lightner, a Democrat who represents northern San Diego communities including La Jolla.