Letter: Timeout needed on occupancy tax collection

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There needs to be a moratorium on the collection of the hotel occupancy tax. The state law requiring 75% of the tax to be used for advertising is absurd. Until such time as local governments are free to determine the best use of the tax, it should be zeroed out.

— George Wagner


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One thought on “Letter: Timeout needed on occupancy tax collection

  1. Robert McGee

    I believe there should also be a moratorium on all large developments in Woodfin and Asheville. In the wake of all the recent climate crisis events, we should take 18 months to study the French Broad River, our forests, traffic impacts, demographics, and other related issues and make sure that we’re creating a sustainable and livable future for area residents who live here now and have invested in our community. We could use that time (and any workers affected) to repair roads and buildings in need of work. Let’s get ahead of the curve and be a City of Vision.

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