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Mayor Filner Weighs In On Sequestration And More

The city currently uses 100% of TOT revenues, about $150 million to fill the general fund and go toward public services. Not a dime of TOT goes toward promoting the city and its tourism industry. Now the Mayor is making a money grab for the annual $30 million in TMD assessment collections to further fill the city coffers. But that TMD money can ONLY be used for tourism promotion. That's why the Tourism Marketing District was created to begin with: to market San Diego as a premier travel destination, fill hotel rooms and ensure that tourism remains strong as the #2 traded economy in San Diego. It's a win-win everyone. More heads on beds equals more TOT money for vital city services, police and fire protection, as well as a more money for the TMD's promotion of our fine city. We NEED to market San Diego to bring in more visitors.

March 4, 2013 at 7:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner And San Diego Hoteliers Clash Again

Bull destroys china shop... Four more years of this, San Diego {sigh}.

March 4, 2013 at 7:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mayor Filner Weighs In On Sequestration And More

It appears Mayor Filner wants to "shoot the golden goose." If there's no Tourism Marketing District (TMD) to market San Diego then that means fewer visitors staying in hotels that generate Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) -- essentially free money, $150 million a year for vital city services, police, fire, pot holes, etc.

How does the Mayor propose to market San Diego and fill those hotel rooms? Isn't he working against the City's best interest to keep those crucial hotel dollars coming into the City?

March 4, 2013 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )