Council supports request to reauthorize county lodging tax

A special-purpose tax for area infrastructure won’t be the only tax request voters will decide on this November.

They will also decide the fate of the long-running lodging tax which supports the Sweetwater County Travel and Tourism Board’s promotional efforts.

Funding generated by the tax is used for event grants used to promote events within the county, grants to the county’s two chambers of commerce to act as visitors centers, the Sweetwater County Events Complex to recruit and promote events, as well as out of area marketing to entice visitors to check out the area and other tourism-related...


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