San Diego Convention Center Update

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is making what will likely be his last attempt at Convention Center expansion.

He wants City Council to put this on the March 2020 primary ballot, and not wait until November as required by Measure l, which voters approved overwhelmingly last November.

Chairman of San Diego Tax Fighters, Richard Rider, says the council rebuffed earlier attempts by the mayor to get this before the voters, who on three previous occasions failed to approve an increase in the hotel tax .

The land for expansion has been the thorniest issue in the last several years and is under lease by Fifth Avenue Landing Company.

It’s plan to develop five acres will be up for approval by the Port Commission next month. If the Port approves the development plan, and the City Council next week says no early vote, the mayor will not likely get his number one priority before he leaves office next year.

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