I think Cory Briggs’ enviromental lawsuits are bat*** crazy but the KPBS/inewsource “expose” is a fishing expedition because he’s challenging the Tourism Marketing District (TMD) tax. The TMD is a crony capitalist weapon, aimed at stifling competition, in a market which sorely needs competition.
Cory Briggs is not someone I revere but smearing the man’s name, for anything other than being an enviro-wacko, is a cheap, tawdry, two-bit trick. There was a time when I thought that Republicans were better than this. Today is not one of those times.
I’m interested in defeating Briggs on the “gridiron of ideas: because I think our ideas are superior to his. Attacking his reputation is an admission of defeat on that gridiron.
UPDATE: In the comments below, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith explained that he did not question Briggs. He requested information from a city contractor (Helix) about a potential conflict of interest. I was misinformed about the inquiry.