Hoteliers Allowed Someone Else to Pay for Their Convention Center: The votes are in: Hoteliers said “yes” to a tax increase on hotel guests to help fund the $520 million Convention Center expansion. The city attorney still isn’t sure if the plan, which went to lengths to avoid a public vote, is legal, so he wants a judge to sign off.
There’s a lot at stake, and not just for this project. “If it does work this will open up a world of possibility for raising revenue for specific purposes,” says the deputy city attorney in charge of the project, Brant Will.
So, with all that flying around, mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio continued insist that this is a privately financed project. We ran that through the fact check wringer and out popped a Huckster Propaganda.