Alliance San Diego sent a letter to Council President Georgette Gomez to share our concerns about the way decisions are made behind closed doors about public resources. This includes the proposed TOT tax increase headed to the ballot in 2020 that was negotiated out of the public eye, sliding continuously between private interests and City Hall, without meaningful public input.
The letter calls for city leaders to move away from private deal-making towards a more inclusive, public decision-making process. To increase good governance, Alliance proposes that City Council take the lead on conversations about increasing revenue and involve the community in public processes that strengthen our decision-making and our democracy.
Read the letter here.