City Councilman Mark Kersey said recently he’ll try to get an infrastructure ballot measure in front of voters in 2016. Considering the hefty bill the city’s looking at when it comes to needed repairs, that’s probably a good thing.

But what if fixing our craggy streets and building new features means proposing a tax increase? Keep in mind, this comes as the Chargers are trying to push a vote to raise the hotel room tax. The money from that would go toward building some kind of Convadium (for the uninitiated, that’s a joint convention center/stadium) downtown.

Both of these tax increases would have to get approval by two-thirds of voters. As you might’ve guessed, raising taxes on residents can be a hard sell.

On this San Diego Explained, VOSD’s Scott Lewis and NBC 7’s Catherine Garcia explain what the city will have to do to tackle its infrastructure repairs and/or keep the Chargers happy, and why it’s not as easy as it might’ve been a few years back.

Catherine Green was formerly the deputy editor at Voice of San Diego. She handled daily operations while helping to plan new long-term projects.

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