The Convention Center Expansion & the Tourism Marketing District
In the last few years some of San Diego’s most precious civic assets – the proceeds of tax collections, land leases and control of Balboa Park – have been turned over to the well to do/well connected by our elected officials.
A number of those decisions were legally questionable yet promoted and approved by our civic leaders. Later court decision have overturned some of those decisions. Others are still being challenged in court.
There are troubling questions raised by the actions of our elected officials:
- Who runs San Diego?
- Who is Looking Out for the San Diego Taxpayer?
- How are these Decisions Made?
Our presenters in this 2 part series, who have unique, well-informed perspectives, will try to answer these questions.
CORY BRIGGS – Mr. Briggs practices law in Public-Interest and Government-Accountability Litigation. He has been involved in several lawsuits against the City, among them the lawsuit that recently resulted in the declaration that Convention Center Expansion Financing District violated the California Constitution and the City Charter.
He currently represents San Diegans for Open Government in their suit against the Tourism Marketing District.
Agenda for the meeting is available here (PDF).
Slides from the meeting are available here (PDF).
We will be voting on the amendments to the bylaws we discussed at the last meeting, and a new secretary.
Please remember that we committed to phone banking for Carol Kim from 5pm to 7pm before the meeting. Carol has been very generous in allowing us to use her office for our meeting. It would be nice if we showed up and supported her!!!