Coalition submits signatures for San Diego hotel tax to fund convention center expansion

Posted at 7:58 PM, Jul 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-09 22:58:51-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A new hotel tax that would fund a convention center expansion could be making its way to the November ballot.

Tuesday, supporters turned in signature to the Registrar of Voters for a measure to pay for road repairs, a convention center expansion and fighting homelessness.

Those in support of the tax say the city needs to expand the convention center to keep large events like Comic-Con and lure other big conventions.

The group hopes the county will fund the projects by taxing San Diego visitors instead of residents.

The Manchester Grand Hyatt, The Marina Marriott and the Bayfront Hilton have all backed the measure.

Opponents don’t support another tax increase and say the money should fund other issues instead of the expansion.