Narrow board vote gives green light to fund tourism bureau

It came with some controversy, but the Mariposa County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 last week to approve a new agreement with the Yosemite-Mariposa County Tourism Bureau.

The contract approved was a three-year agreement for a fixed $500,000 in the first year and a funding formula in years two and three. The funding formula is equal to 3.25% of a rolling three-year average of Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) receipts.

The tourism bureau promotes and markets the county in order to draw touris...

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