Steamboat City Council to hear lodging tax group plan
April 2, 2012
At a glance
■ On Nov. 4, 1986, Steamboat Springs residents approved an accommodations tax devoted to tourism-related amenities. The tax won 71 percent of the vote. Throughout the years, the tax has provided funding for a Strings Music Festival tent, the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs and Haymaker Golf Course. The Haymaker use expires in 2013, leaving future use of the revenues open for debate.
■ The 1986 ballot question asked:
“Shall the City Council of Steamboat Springs, in order to provide revenues to fund development of improvements and amenities in Steamboat Springs which will promote tourism and enhance the vitality of Steamboat Springs as a premiere (sic) destination resort, and enhance the community identity, environmental desirability and economic health of Steamboat Springs, enact an ordinance levying a lodging tax of 1 percent on public accommodations of less than 30 days?”