More Taxes…[sigh]

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.

3 Responses “More Taxes…[sigh]”

  1. Matt C. says:

    Speaking of stadium financing. This story from yesterday reports that the Rays will probably get a new stadium, mostly financed by the City of St. Pete. The funny thing is that those numbers don’t add up either.

    http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=412275

  2. Josh says:

    Wow this is amazing. Is this how it usually goes or is the run around a little worse?

  3. David says:

    JC, any plans to put the stuff you’ve got on the Gwinnett Braves into a book, or at least part of a book at some point?