The loudest protests flared in the heat of the summer – and waned toward the end of the year.
But at the dawn of 2013, the city faces many of the same issues that sparked tensions last year, including whether to approve a tax subsidy to build luxury hotels, continued scrutiny over police shootings and whether to change the
$158 million tax subsidy
Last January the City Council voted 3-2 for a tax subsidy worth up to$158 million to build two luxury hotels at GardenWalk, near
The initial meeting was listed as a discussion item and attracted public comments only from supporters. But after the vote, when community members learned about it, the decision sparked outrage.
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