Eagle Town Hotel Tax Increase (November 2011)

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AnEagle Town Hotel Tax Increase measure was on the November 1, 2011 ballot in the town of Eagle which is in Eagle County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 1,079 (63.14%)Approveda
  • NO 630 (36.86%)[1]

This measure sought to increase the local hotel tax in the town to a rate of $4 per day. The additional money generated from this tax will go towards maintaining and promoting town events.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

SHALL THE TOWN OF EAGLE'S TAXES BE INCREASED BY $130,000.00 ANNUALLY (FIRST FULL FISCAL YEAR INCREASE) AND BY WHATEVER AMOUNTS ARE RAISED ANNUALLY THEREAFTER THROUGH THE ADOPTION OF AN INCREASE IN THE TOWN'S OCCUPATION TAX ON THE SHORT TERM RENTAL (LESS THAN 30 CONSECUTIVE DAYS) OF ANY HOTEL ROOM, MOTEL ROOM, LODGING ROOM, MOTOR HOTEL ROOM, GUEST HOUSE ROOM, BED AND BREAKFAST ROOM, OR OTHER SIMILAR ACCOMMODATION LOCATED IN THE TOWN FROM TWO DOLLARS ($2.00) PER DAY TO FOUR DOLLARS ($4.00) PER DAY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2012; AND SHALL ALL REVENUES DERIVED FROM SUCH INCREASE IN THE OCCUPATION TAX BE USED EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE GENERAL MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF THE TOWN OF EAGLE AND THE MARKETING AND PROMOTION OF EAGLE EVENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF GENERATING ADDITIONAL REVENUE FOR EXISTING AND FUTURE LODGING AND OTHER TOWN OF EAGLE BUSINESSES, SUCH REVENUES TO BE COLLECTED AND SPENT AS A VOTER APPROVED REVENUE CHANGE, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY REVENUE OR EXPENDITURE LIIMITATIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE X, SECTION 20 OF THE COLORADO CONSTITUTION?[3]

References

  1. Eagle County Clerk, Unofficial Election Results
  2. Eagle County Clerk's Office, November Sample Ballot
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.