Roundtable: Convention Center Expansion, Foiled Gadhafi Plot, Escondido Voting Rights
Friday, December 9, 2011
Aired 12/9/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Guests: Katie Orr, KPBS News metro reporter
Ricky Young, Watchdog editor, San Diego Union Tribune
David Garrick, reporter, North County Times
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On today's roundtable, we'll be discussing several topics.
In local politics, San Diego's City Council is taking steps to create a special tourist-tax district to fund the expansion of the Convention Center.
In a story of national interest, Mexican authorities have foiled a bizarre plot to smuggle a son of Moammar Gadhafi into Mexico from Niger. The plot included a retired Marine and a San Diego security firm.
Finally, in Escondido Latino residents may be filing suit against the city under the California Voting Rights Act of 2001. The residents want election practices changed.