SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--San Diego Tourism Marketing District Chairman Terry Brown issued a statement this afternoon subsequent to Judge Taylor’s tentative ruling issued this morning, March 21, 2013:
“The Court’s tentative ruling was clear that it is within the City Council’s authority to adopt a resolution that directs the Mayor to sign the contract. The Council unanimously voted to approve a Settlement Agreement, which the City Attorney filed in Court, stating that the Council did so with its November 26, 2012 approval of the TMD Assessment and Operating Agreement. The Court is directing the Council to reaffirm this point.
“We are disappointed that the Court did not bring this quickly to a close, but the Court has outlined the path forward and we are hopeful the Council will act as soon as possible to resolve this issue. It is important that the thousands of men and women who work in the tourism industry can continue to generate the hundreds of millions of dollars of economic benefit that visitors bring to our economy.”