San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will support a sales tax/reform ballot measure, signing on to a revised proposal from Councilwoman Donna Frye and Councilman Todd Gloria this morning.

“I have been unwilling to support a sales tax increase without significant concessions from employee unions that substantially reduce the city’s structural deficit going forward,” Sanders wrote in a memo this morning. “The provisions proposed in the Reform Before Revenue Ballot Measure proposal constitute major concessions that, in my opinion, for the first time justify placement of such a measure on the ballot.”

The mayor said his support was contingent on provisions in the new proposal not changing.


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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