Appeals are likely after a Superior Court judge ruled last week that a San Diego hotel room tax to finance the $520 million planned expansion of San Diego's convention center is legal, according to a report in UT San Diego.

Superior Court Judge Ronald Prager reaffirmed his earlier tentative ruling in which he concluded that under state and local laws, the tax could be approved through a vote by hotel owners and did not have to be voted on by the entire electorate.

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