The latest on hotel tax proposal Measure C

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The folks backing a $6 billion dollar ballot measure primarily to expand the convention center, say it won’t cost taxpayers a dime. They say the money will come solely from tourists.

Over 40 years, Measure C will provide $1.8 billion to help the homeless, $551 million for roads, and $3.5 billion for expansion.

And this time the city, business and civic leaders brought labor into their coalition called “Yes for a Better San Diego” and will attempt to get a 2/3rd vote in the March Primary.

Supporters say the money from the increased hotel taxes will go exactly where the measure says it will go.

However, Measure C does allow the council to determine how the funds are distributed to homeless services and roads. And who’s to say that future councils might want to change things, after all the council will have 6 new members after the fall election.

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