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Lodging Tax funds totaling $24,122 were approved by the City Council at its January 16 meeting. The City Council recommended allocating the funds to help provide tourism related events and programs in 2018.
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee (LTAC) met November 27, 2017 and reviewed the requests and recommended funding for Tour de Terrace at $17,197, Arts of the Terrace at $4,000, and Snohomish County Tourism Bureau Visitor Information Center Program at $2,925 for a total of $24,122.
Lodging tax funds are derived from the hotel-motel taxes collected by the city’s only hotel, Studio 6, an extended stay facility located in the Gateway Place Business Park. The funds must be used toward the operational or promotional expenditures of programs and events that provide an economic benefit to the community and promote overnight stays in Mountlake Terrace.
Funds for 2019 will be advertised in the fall. More information on lodging tax funds is available by calling Community Relations Director/City Clerk Virginia Olsen at (425) 744-6206 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.