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by Lisa Grimaldi | October 27, 2010

Last night, the Tucson City Council took a final vote on a publicly financed, 525-room property next to the Tucson Convention Center. The measure failed by a tally of 7-0. For months, city leaders had debated over the construction and financing of the $190 million property, which is part of a larger $258 million package to revitalize the city's downtown. The rest of the money was slated for renovations to the convention center and the construction of a nearby parking garage.