Hotel tax hike kicks in on Jan. 1, 2020

REVENUE from an increase in hotel and motel “bed tax” to be collected starting on Jan. 1, 2020 in Stanton was approved by the city council. The increase is from 8 percent to 12 percent  (Shutterstock).

The Stanton City Council on Tuesday passed three key items on its agenda.

By 4-0 votes – with one member absent – the council approved:

  • designating Jan. 1, 2020 as the date that the increase in hotel and motel “bed tax” from eight percent to 12 percent will be collected;
  • using the power of eminent domain to acquire property on the south side of Tina Way, east of Sherrill Street, to allow for the construction of a 161-unit multi-family affordable housing development;
  • amending the municipal code with new language regarding public nuisances including graffiti, trespass, the advertising of illegal activity, street parking and tobacco retailer registration.

On a fourth item – a review of potential modifications to Stanton Park to deter illegal activity – the council referred the matter to the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission.


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