San Diego Considers Prop. H

Supporters say the measure would guarantee infrastructure won’t get neglected again and do so without raising taxes.

📅   Wed June 01, 2016 - West Edition


The San Diego Tribune is reporting that San Diego voters must decide June 7 whether the best way to upgrade the city's crumbling infrastructure is Proposition H.
The San Diego Tribune is reporting that San Diego voters must decide June 7 whether the best way to upgrade the city's crumbling infrastructure is Proposition H.

The San Diego Tribune is reporting that San Diego voters must decide June 7 whether the best way to upgrade the city's crumbling infrastructure is Proposition H, which would devote an estimated $3 billion in future sales tax growth and pension savings to the problem.

Supporters, including the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and much of the local building industry, say the measure would guarantee infrastructure won't get neglected again and do so without raising taxes.

They say Proposition H would rightfully treat infrastructure as a core city function so that roads, sidewalks, parks, libraries and fire stations are always in solid shape.

Opponents, including the county Democratic Party, say the measure won't raise enough money to solve the problem, could deprive the city of money for urgent needs that arise, and is ripe for corruption because it lacks a list of specific projects.

Many critics also say a better and probably faster approach to solving the problem would be creating a new stream of revenue, possibly a bond measure that might raise local property taxes.

Source: The San Diego Tribune