Voters to decide on city’s proposed hotel tax

taxBROOKHAVEN — City of Brookhaven voters are deciding whether to set a 2 percent tax hotel tax to pay for tourism promotion.

The election is today. The Daily Leader reports that the tax, if approved, would be imposed on overnight stays at hotels or bed-and-breakfast inns with six or more rooms.

Alderman David Phillips estimates the tax could generate $100,000 to $120,000 a year. It would pay for tourism advertising and marketing and could be used for projects such as bicycle paths and walking trails.

Cities need legislative approval to consider setting local tourism taxes.

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