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San Diego hotel fee challenge can continue, judge rules

San Diego hotel fee challenge can continue, judge rules

The city and its Tourism Marketing District failed to persuade a judge to throw out a three-year-old lawsuit challenging a hotel fee used to promote San Diego’s tourism industry. Superior Court Judge Joel Wohlfeil ruled that the nonprofit group San Diegans for Open Government has the right to sue over City Council’s 2012 renewal of a 2 percent assessment levied ... Read More »

Judge weighs challenge to San Diego tourism payments

Judge weighs challenge to San Diego tourism payments

A Superior Court judge will soon decide if a nonprofit group has the right to challenge whether certain payments from hotel owners can be used to promote San Diego’s tourism industry. Judge Joel Wohlfeil will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that pits San Diegans for Open Government against the city and the San Diego Tourism Marketing District. The arguments ... Read More »