press release

Alvarez Statement on San Diego Convention Center Expansion

June 12, 2018

SAN DIEGO (June 12, 2018}- Councilmember Alvarez has issued the following statement regarding today's Council approval of the City's $5 million payment for a long-term leasehold interest in tidelands property needed for the Convention Center Phase Ill project:

"This is simply another bad real estate deal. Regardless of whether a convention center expansion happens, taxpayers are on the hook for over $5 million."

"Additionally, I am concerned about the legality of using taxpayer money to silence a "no" campaign for an initiative supported by special interests. My constituents elected me to spend taxpayer money on neighborhood priorities, not on priorities of interest groups."

David Alvarez with District 80 residents


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