Is raising taxes the best way to fund Convention Center expansion

first_imgIs raising taxes the best way to fund Convention Center expansion? July 23, 2018 Posted: July 23, 2018 Steve Bosh, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Convention Center, Richard Rider FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – For the fourth time in more than a decade, voters will be asked to increase taxes to expand the Convention Center downtown. This November, may be the best chance for success.Special interests have derailed previous attempts, but they have come together and formed a coalition called, Yes For A Better San Diego. As KUSI’s Steve Bosh explains, it’s not unusual for government officials to come together to back an initiative that benefit’s both sides.This expansion is going the citizen’s initiative route which only requires a majority vote, greatly increasing the chance of passage.Richard Rider, Chairman of the San Diego Tax Fighters, believes its certainly a good idea to get conventions coming to San Diego, even large ones, but is raising taxes the way to go even if paid by visitors? He told Steve Bosh “there’s a number of ways we can solve this problem without putting taxpayers on the hook. One solution I’d like to see it they should privatize the operation.”Rider also told KUSI’s Steve Bosh, that if there is a shortage of revenue from the increase in taxes, San Diego taxpayers will have to cover the remaining funds. Steve Bosh last_img