From the Gwinnett Daily Post.
DULUTH – Gwinnett tourism officials are reaching out to local cities for help in hospitality efforts.
Recently, members of the Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau have worked to convince leaders to create a uniform hotel/motel tax rate across the county, where 2 percent of the 7 percent tax would go to the county bureau….
The county’s hotel/motel tax rate is 7 percent, but hotels in cities pay rates determined by each City Council. The bureau is proposing a 7 percent charge so 2 percent could be dedicated to the bureau….
“We’re willing to talk,” Buford City Commission Chairman Phillip Beard said, adding that he understood the bureau’s need for additional revenues with the construction of a minor league baseball stadium planned for Buford Drive south of the city. [Emphasis added.]
Another example of the Gwinnett Braves stadium paying for itself from day one.