DeMaio continues lies about giant Convention Center tax
Monday, April 23, 2012
by Liam Dillon
Voice of San Diego
April 23, 2012
Statement: "This expansion will be done by private investment from the hoteliers," Carl DeMaio, a mayoral candidate, said at a televised debate April 19.
Determination: Huckster Propaganda
DeMaio replied that the prior Convention Center deals were paid for with public money through hotel-room taxes while hoteliers will finance this one. Later on in the debate, he stated this point more explicitly.
"This expansion will be done by private investment from the hoteliers," DeMaio said.
The city, however, plans to finance the project entirely with public money, through an effective increase in the same hotel-room taxes that paid for a previous expansion. No private investment is proposed. And DeMaio should know that. He's voted for the expansion's financing plan every step of the way so far.