I recall just a few years ago our supervisors asking for a 1.25 percent increase in the TOT, or bed tax, that was expected to raise $1.2 million. They told us if they had that much more money they would stabilize county finances for the future.
We voted it down, and with that tourism prospered. In fact, tourism did so well that without the tax passing, they increased the amount collected to $500,000 more than what they board said they needed. You would think then that the problem was sol...
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