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Sales tax sees slight decline in Steamboat

City Manager: February revenues give city budget “breathing room”

February sales tax numbers

■ Total collections in February 2008: $2,180,532

■ Total collections in February 2009: $1,768,280

■ Total collections in February 2010: $1,714,462

■ Percent change, Feb. 2009-10: -3

Category Feb. 2009 Feb. 2010 Percent change

*Misc. retail $609,321 $665,929 9.3

Lodging $458,016 $405,292 -11.5

Sporting goods $143,775 $147,595 2.7

Utilities $195,534 $177,729 -9

Restaurants $302,395 $262,992 -13

Liquor stores $59,239 $54,930 -7.3

Area Feb. 2009 Feb. 2010 Percent change

*Downtown $267,104 $317,054 18.7

Base area $632,163 $592,196 -6.3

U.S. 40 corridor $550,130 $492,612 -10.5

Regional $201,734 $212,842 5.51

West Steamboat $117,148 $99,757 -14.9

*The miscellaneous retail and downtown categories each include about $75,000 from one-time, sales-taxable revenue sources found during use tax reconciliations.

Source: City of Steamboat Springs, in a preliminary report that is subject to change after full collections are received.