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June 8, 1994 | Associated Press
The San Diego City Council has voted overwhelmingly to increase the city's hotel room tax to raise money for a downtown sports arena and renovations at the Convention Center. Monday's vote raises the transient occupancy tax, or TOT, 1.5 cents, to 10.5 cents on the dollar, beginning Aug. 1. Mayor Susan Golding and tourism officials have lobbied for the tax hike, claiming that it is crucial to the development of the downtown area. "I want to thank the council," Golding said after the vote.
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June 8, 1994 | Associated Press
The San Diego City Council has voted overwhelmingly to increase the city's hotel room tax to raise money for a downtown sports arena and renovations at the Convention Center. Monday's vote raises the transient occupancy tax, or TOT, 1.5 cents, to 10.5 cents on the dollar, beginning Aug. 1. Mayor Susan Golding and tourism officials have lobbied for the tax hike, claiming that it is crucial to the development of the downtown area. "I want to thank the council," Golding said after the vote.
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NEWS
December 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 4th District Court of Appeals in San Bernardino affirmed a ruling that a half-cent sales tax hike in San Diego County was unconstitutional but left the possibility that some of the $380 million collected might still be used to build courts and jails. The court struck down a plan to refund the money through a sales tax cut and indicated instead that consumers should get refunds from the state Board of Equalization.
NEWS
December 24, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The 4th District Court of Appeals in San Bernardino affirmed a ruling that a half-cent sales tax hike in San Diego County was unconstitutional but left the possibility that some of the $380 million collected might still be used to build courts and jails. The court struck down a plan to refund the money through a sales tax cut and indicated instead that consumers should get refunds from the state Board of Equalization.
NEWS
March 24, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could have far-reaching implications, a Superior Court judge Thursday struck down a half-cent sales tax narrowly approved by San Diego County voters last June to raise $1.6 billion for new jails and courts on the grounds that the measure violated Proposition 13. Ruling that county officials "purposely circumvented" Proposition 13's requirement of a two-thirds vote for approval of new taxes, the judge accepted opponents' arguments that support by 50.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1990 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a chaotic first attempt to fashion next year's budget, the San Diego City Council on Thursday gave preliminary approval to $155.4 million in new spending for fiscal 1991 and voted to increase city property taxes by $20 million. The council also took the first step toward asking voters to authorize an additional $81.7 million in fees and taxes for fiscal 1991, directing city attorneys to prepare four revenue-producing measures to be placed on the June 5 ballot.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appellate court ruling upholding a 1988 San Diego sales tax for jails could finally present Orange County leaders with a way to pay for badly needed facilities here, county officials said Wednesday. "This could be very important to us," Supervisor Thomas F. Riley said. "I think this opens up an opportunity for Orange County to deal with this very important problem."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2001 | HANG NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stress weighed on Susanne Manners as she arrived at the West Hollywood post office, tax returns in hand, on the last possible day for filing. Then she saw Sugar. The 4-month-old spaniel mix was part of a ploy by several animal organizations to provide last-minute tax filers at selected post offices Monday with stress relief, in hopes that some would even consider dog adoption. It worked. Manners, who started her day with no intention of adopting a dog, was soon filing out papers for Sugar.
NEWS
October 12, 1990 | Elements of the ad, with analysis by Times political writer Bill Stall
The race: Governor. Whose ad? Republican Pete Wilson. Republican Sen. Pete Wilson is airing a new 30-second television commercial that attacks the taxing policies of Democrat Dianne Feinstein during her tenure as mayor of San Francisco. The ad also promotes Wilson's record as mayor of San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 1992 | TONY PERRY
Offered now as proof that American business ingenuity is alive and kicking is a product called Brief Relief made by a small San Marcos firm. A disposable product for which a U.S. patent has been received. A product in use by people who fly planes, shinny up poles or slither down sewers. A product, as its innovators would have it, that answers the age-old question: Where do you go when you've got to go and there's nowhere to go?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 6, 1990 | JIM NEWTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An appellate court ruling upholding a 1988 San Diego sales tax for jails could finally present Orange County leaders with a way to pay for badly needed facilities here, county officials said Wednesday. "This could be very important to us," Supervisor Thomas F. Riley said. "I think this opens up an opportunity for Orange County to deal with this very important problem."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1990 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a chaotic first attempt to fashion next year's budget, the San Diego City Council on Thursday gave preliminary approval to $155.4 million in new spending for fiscal 1991 and voted to increase city property taxes by $20 million. The council also took the first step toward asking voters to authorize an additional $81.7 million in fees and taxes for fiscal 1991, directing city attorneys to prepare four revenue-producing measures to be placed on the June 5 ballot.
NEWS
March 24, 1989 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, Times Staff Writer
In a decision that could have far-reaching implications, a Superior Court judge Thursday struck down a half-cent sales tax narrowly approved by San Diego County voters last June to raise $1.6 billion for new jails and courts on the grounds that the measure violated Proposition 13. Ruling that county officials "purposely circumvented" Proposition 13's requirement of a two-thirds vote for approval of new taxes, the judge accepted opponents' arguments that support by 50.
BUSINESS
September 23, 1998 | DON LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the wall of Lisa Deem's machine shop in Santa Ana are nine color photos. Taped together, they show a panorama of her 2 1/2-acre ranch near Flagstaff, Ariz., under a big blue sky and the snow-capped peaks of the San Francisco Mountains. "My building's going to go right there," she said, her grimy finger pointing to a spot next to a gray house on her spread. "Golden eagles hunt over my property. You don't have the congestion and the people are friendly."
TRAVEL
December 10, 2006 | Maggie Barnett, Times Staff Writer
SEE the old South and wind up in the Windy City on a river and rail tour from New Orleans to Chicago. The 11-day excursion begins with a two-night stay in New Orleans, then embarks on the 180-passenger Delta Queen steamboat for a six-night passage north on the Mississippi River "Natchez is beautiful," said Christopher Kyte, of Train Journeys, "especially in springtime. And who could resist a historic steamboat?" Ports of call include Helena, Ark.; Vicksburg and Natchez, Miss.; and Memphis, Tenn.
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