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Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
Scope of Duties
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee advises the City Council on:
  • Any proposal for the imposition by the city of a tax under RCW 67.28.180 or any proposal for the increase in the rate of, repeal of an exemption from, or change in the use of revenue received from any such tax shall be submitted to the committee for review and comment
  • The submission shall occur at least 45 days before final action on or passage of the proposal by the City Council.  The advisory committee shall submit comments on the proposal in a timely manner through the city's applicable public comment procedures.  The comments shall include an analysis of the extent to which the proposal will accommodate activities for tourists or increase tourism, and the extent to which the proposal will affect the long-term stability of the fund created under RCW 67.28.1815
  • Failure of the advisory committee to submit comments before final action on or passage of the proposal shall not prevent the city from acting on the proposal.  The city is not required to submit an amended proposal to an advisory committee under this section

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