From the Reporter
What Happened
The City Council voted 6-2 to approve a hotel-room tax increase that’s projected to pay for three-quarters of the $520 million Convention Center expansion. City hoteliers are expected to vote on the tax hike in April and a final financing plan is planned to go before council in May.
Why It Matters
The expansion passed yet another hurdle. Many others, including issues beyond financing, remain before the city can stick a shovel in the ground.
What About the City’s Budget
Council members tried again to cap city taxpayers’ exposure in the financing plan. This time, they were told it was too late.

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