San Diego Convention Center Expansion Tax Illegal: Suit

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 2:39 PM EST) -- San Diego's hospitality and tourism workers union on Thursday sued in an attempt to stall the $550 million expansion of the city's convention center, challenging the legality of the special hotel property tax approved to help cover the cost of the project.

The California Constitution states that local governments are prohibited from imposing general or special taxes unless the proposal is submitted to the electorate and approved by a two-thirds vote.

The petitioners, Unite Here Local 30, argue that the San Diego City Council's decision in...
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