Officials hopeful voters will vote in new lodging tax
Published: October 7,2013
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HORN LAKE — Horn Lake officials are hoping voters will turn out in significant numbers tomorrow to approve a hotel-motel tax designed to generate revenue to promote the city.
The proposal calls for a $2-per-night tax on all hotel and motel stays within the city limits, potentially generating thousands of dollars a year that would go into the city’s tourism and economic development fund.
The Commercial Appeal reports city leaders tout the tax as a way to generate revenue without costing city residents anything — unless they spend the night in a hotel or motel in the city.
If approved, city leaders already have plans for how to use a portion of the money to promote economic growth as Horn Lake competes with neighboring Southaven and Olive Branch.
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