The possibility of raising the “bed tax” advanced a bit at Tuesday’s meeting of the Stanton City Council.
A staff report providing more detail on the topic was requested by the council. Currently, the city’s bed tax – more accurately called a “transient occupancy tax” – charged to occupants of motels and hotels, is 8 percent, one of the lowest in Orange County.
Also on Tuesday, the council created an ad hoc committee to further research the possibility of creating a business improvement district, with Gary Taylor and Carol Warren as members.
Such districts have a defined boundary within which businesses are required to pay an additional levy to fund projects such as landscaping, security, marketing, etc.