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On Wednesday’s (12/6) KPBS (San Diego), a City News Service report states, “The San Diego City Council Tuesday unanimously voted to recommend the city use nearly 10% of its annual Transient Occupancy Tax revenue to fund arts and culture, nearly double the current amount. Tuesday’s action does not immediately allocate the funds, but does send a message to Mayor Todd Gloria for next year’s budget process that the council believes the discretionary funds in question should fund the arts…. Councilman Raul Campillo, who along with Councilwoman Vivian Moreno sponsored the resolution, said, ‘Today’s vote prioritizes the intentional investment of TOT funds into arts and culture so that we retain our creative workforce. By investing in the arts, we also invest in the city of San Diego’s economic well-being and in quality of life for San Diegans.’ The TOT is San Diego’s 10.5% hotel tax…. Earlier Tuesday, Campillo and Moreno were joined by more than 30 arts and culture advocates who came to support the item.”