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San Diego OKs $57 million budget for tourism marketing district

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The City Council has unanimously approved a $57.5 million budget for the San Diego Tourism Marketing District for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The TMD was caught in a tug-of-war between former Mayor Bob Filner and hotel owners two years ago. One of the larger budget items for the district is an outgrowth of that dispute — a $19.5 million reserve fund to protect against ongoing litigation.