Council Holds Off on Tourism Vote OK | Bent | Bend | The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon
The Source Weekly’s reporting is made possible by the power of your support. Be a part of it!
Search
Settings
Pin It
Favorite

Council Holds Off on Tourism Vote OK 

A controversial vote over the city's room tax rate WILL NOT be put to voters in May, the Bend City Council decided Wednesday night.

The council had been considering asking voters to decide whether the city's room taxes should be increased from 9 to 11 percent. Visitors pay an additional 1 percent state lodging tax on top of Bend's rate.

The increase in taxes would result in about $600,000 more annually for Visit Bend, a tourism marketing group that currently receives about $1 million in revenues from the city's transient room taxes. Over 10 years, the increase is expected to provide Visit Bend with an additional $7.7 million.

The increase would also bring in about $250,000 for the city, which would spend the money on police, fire and road needs.

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Today | Wed | Thu | Fri | Sat | Sun | Mon
Wolf Jett - Cosmic Mountain Music

Wolf Jett - Cosmic Mountain Music - Campfire Hotel

Thu., May 26, 6-8 p.m.
Submitting an event is free and easy.

Newsletter Signup

Get Central Oregon daily news
directly in your inbox

Get Social

Latest in Bent

More by Erin Foote Marlowe

Want to advertise with us?

For info on print and digital advertising, >> Click Here

© 2022 LAY IT OUT INC | 704 NW GEORGIA AVE, BEND, OREGON 97703  |   Privacy Policy

Website powered by Foundation