The Convention Center’s massive expansion project is dead – for now.

READ MORE: Six Years and $10 Million Gone, the Convention Center Expansion Is Dead

After years of planning, a move to bypass voters with a non-tax that looked oddly like a tax and millions of dollars spent to study and design proposals for the expansion, we have one of the city’s most embarrassing legal failures.

In this San Diego Explained, Voice of San Diego CEO Scott Lewis looks at a crafty idea to raise money for the expansion, the failure of that plan and Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s potential support for a Chargers stadium-Convention Center partnership as an alternative.

Matthew Hose

Matthew is a freelance contributor to Voice of San Diego. You can reach him at

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