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San Diego Dismissed As Defendant In TMD Lawsuit

Council President Gloria and all city council members understand the value of tourism industry - from 160,000 jobs that can't be outsourced to $18 billion in economic benefit. The self assessed TMD raises $150 million plus in TOT that supports city services. Good for council and TMD in working together to benefit all San Diegans!! Get the facts at sandiego.org/WhyTravelMatters.

March 18, 2013 at 5:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Filner And San Diego Hoteliers Clash Again

It is a fee, a self assessment that is collected for tourism marketing of San Diego. Get the facts www.sandiego.org/WhyTravelMatters

March 5, 2013 at 1:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

San Diego Hoteliers Win First Court Battle Against Filner

Clarification. While the district is set up for 39.5 years, there is a 5-year operating agreement between the City and TMD. It is this 5-year agreement that the Mayor hasn't signed. Essentially his request to have a shorten deal is already done. The City has oversight of the district, it performs audits and receives an administrative fee. It is a good public-private partnership to grow tourism in San Diego.

March 5, 2013 at 12:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Council Shows Strong Support For Tourism Marketing District

This is a public-private partnership. Get the facts at www.sandiego.org/WhyTravelMatters. Transient Occupancy Tax was established in 1964 solely for tourism promotion. As the City needed more general fund monies to pay for pensions, police, fire, they struck a deal to keep 100% of TOT for the general fund. The City partnered with tourism to create the Tourism Marketing District so that a self-assessment could raise marketing funds to promote San Diego. The TMD was approved for 39.5 years with operating contracts (requiring the Mayor's signature) of only 5 years. All destinations must market to attract visitors - look at Las Vegas who spends $90 million a year in media and Los Angeles with $14 million. Support our 160,000 tourism jobs.

February 26, 2013 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )