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San Diego City Council boots SoccerCity to 2018 vote

San Diego City Council boots SoccerCity to 2018 vote

After four and a half hours of public testimony on June 19, San Diego City Council voted 8-0 to place the SoccerCity initiative on the November 2018 ballot, instead of the 2017 special election that FS Investors were shooting for to bring a Major League Soccer team to San Diego.

Council’s decision followed last week’s 5-4 vote against a November special election on any measure, including the proposed hotel tax to expand the downtown convention center. After City Council voted to remove the money from the city’s budget for the special election, Mayor Kevin Faulconer, who supports SoccerCity, used his veto power to restore $5 million in funding for a special election by cutting...

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