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Special Report: Measure C

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One of the most hotly debated measure on the November ballot is Measure C, which would help fund a new Chargers stadium downtown in the East Village. Measure C would increase the hotel tax from 10.5 percent to 16.5 percent to help fund $1.8 billion in bonds needed to help fund a stadium/convention center annex. The Chargers/NFL will pay for the remainder. 

YES ON MEASURE C

Measure C supporters are fond of saying if you don't stay in a San Diego hotel, the new stadium won't cost you a cent. Besides being a football stadium, it will also serve as a site for major concerts and political conventions.

The Chargers, San Diego Chamber of Commerce, San Diego Building and Construction Trades Council and SaveOurBolts.org are all in favor of the measure. After months of waiting to see which way he would go, Mayor Kevin Faulconer has also endorsed the Chargers Initiative.

NO ON MEASURE C

Those opposed to Measure C say it's a bad deal for San Diego. They argue a hotel room tax increase should be spent on city needs instead of paying for a rent-free stadium for a billionaire. 

Opponents include many in both the hotel and tourism industry, City Councilmen David Alvarez and Chris Cate. San Diego Hotel-Motel Association, the San Diego Taxpayers Association and the East Village Planning Group are all opposed to Measure C. 

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