The Issue

The downtown establishment has fought putting the new Civic Center plan on the ballot. Monday night’s decision means there will not only be a campaign, but also that the same establishment will have to fund it.

What’s At Stake

Supporters estimate it will cost between $300,000 and $1 million to wage a successful campaign in November. The campaign will have to convince voters that spending nearly $300 million on a new City Hall will save the city money.

What’s Next

Those in favor of the Civic Center are gathering various interest groups and waiting to see if any organized opposition will arise.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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