10:00 PM PDT on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The City Council will meet tonight to hear options for closing a $24.4 million hole in its budget for the coming fiscal year.

Among the options it will look at is placing tax measures on the ballot, increasing fees, selling the city’s convention center to the Redevelopment Agency and partnering with other public and private agencies on such projects as a regional animal shelter.

The council will meet at 5 p.m. in the Economic Development Agency board room, 201 N. E St., Suite 301.