Flagstaff City Lodging and Bed Tax Continuation, Prop 401 (May 2010)

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A Flagstaff City Lodging and Bed Tax Continuation measure was on the May 18, 2010 ballot in the city of Flagstaff which is in Coconino County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 9,861 (79.47%)Approveda
  • NO 2,548 (20.53%)[1]

This measure ought to continue the current 2 percent lodging tax for a further fifteen years. The current tax levy will expire at the end of 2013.[2] Around 73 percent of the money collected from this lodging tax is paid for non residents, proponents of the measure see that as good reason to continue to tax. Around $5 million a year is generated from this tax which mostly goes towards tourism promotion for the city but also for economic development and beautification of the city. Proponents also note that this is one of the lowest tourism taxes in Arizona cities.[3]

Text of measure

The text of the measure reads as follows:

Proposition 401

A Measure Referred to the People by the City Council of the City of Flagstaff, Arizona: "Shall the City Council have the authority to continue the City Lodging, Restaurant and Lounge ("BBB") Tax at the present rate of two percent (2%) for an additional fifteen (15) year period

beyond March 31, 2013?"[2]