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San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council Applauds City Council Decision to Reject a Special Election in 2017
Statement by Labor Council Executive Board Member Carlos Cota
San Diego’s working people commend the City Council for upholding the will of the voters by rejecting a special election in 2017. We’ve been engaged in this debate from the beginning, urging the Council not to make a shortsighted decision that could negatively impact our city’s future.
Big projects that will have a profound impact on our city’s future deserve the consideration of as many voters as possible. That’s precisely why those decisions must be placed before voters in a general election. San Diego deserves world-class facilities that brighten our local economy and put people to work. But projects of this magnitude can’t be rushed. They must get done right.
We look forward to continuing to work with the Council, Mayor and community to expand the convention center and provide good jobs that sustain our city’s middle class.