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Fallout From Failed Convention Center Expansion Measure Could Cost San Diego Millions

Aug. 15
By Matt Hoffman

In June the council approved a $5 million payment to secure land near the existing convention center — but that payment was contingent on a citizens initiative passing this November, but it failed to qualify for the ballot.

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San Diego Will Pay SoccerCity Legal Fees

Aug. 14
By Erik Anderson

The city of San Diego is on the hook for legal fees racked up by SoccerCity backers who defended their initiative in court this summer.

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New Book Argues That Hidden Costs Are Eroding The Middle Class

Aug. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new book argues that the fees we encounter are draining our resources and increasing wealth inequality.

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San Diego Affordable Housing Advocates Eyeing 2020 Ballot

Aug. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

The San Diego Housing Federation declined to place its affordable housing bond on the November 2018 ballot, a move some believe resulted from pressure from convention center advocates pushing their own ballot measure. The federation said it was a purely strategic decision to move it to 2020.

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Feds Seek Dismissal Of San Diego Cross-Border Sewage Lawsuit

Aug. 13
By Erik Anderson

Federal judge hears Department of Justice request to dismiss renegade lawsuit aimed at stopping transborder sewage spills.

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Friday Business Report: What's Next For The Convention Center?

Aug. 11
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

The tourism impact on the failed convention center initiative, SeaWorld reports stronger attendance and San Diego companies stand to benefit from the creation of a new Space Force.

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Roundtable: Convention Center Plan Sidetracked

Aug. 10
By Bennett Lacy, Mark Sauer

San Diego's convention center expansion plan is put in doubt, a new deportation risk for international college students, and the politics of California's wildfires.

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City Council Rejects Putting Convention Center Expansion Initiative On November Ballot

Aug. 9
By City News Service

The San Diego City Council Thursday rejected an initiative for the November ballot that would have raised the hotel tax to fund convention center expansion, homelessness services and street repairs.

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Convention Center Expansion Initiative Fails Fast-Track To 2018 Ballot

Aug. 8
By Andrew Bowen

A citizens initiative seeking to expand the San Diego Convention Center appears unlikely to be voted on this year, after an audit failed to show enough valid signatures to immediately clear the measure for the ballot. But an alternative measure could still go before voters thanks to a last-ditch effort from Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

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San Diego County Board Of Supervisors Approves $25M For Affordable Housing Projects

Aug. 7
By City News Service

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday authorized county staff to enter into negotiations and award up to $25 million for the development of 503 units of affordable housing across seven properties.

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