KPBS: San Diego City Council Committee Advances Proposals To Fight Homelessness

The San Diego City Council's Rules Committee advanced a proposal from Councilman David Alvarez to increase the city's hotel tax by one cent in order to fund homelessness services.

He drew a link between the city's tourism industry and the necessity to provide services for its homeless residents.

"To me there's a very clear nexus between promoting San Diego as a destination and making sure we have programs in place to ensure we don't have outbreaks, such as hepatitis A, or other dangerous pathogens," Alvarez said.

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