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Seattle City Council to hold public hearing on tourism improvement area

Council President Richard Conlin
Councilmember Tim Burgess
Councilmember Jean Godden

Seattle City Council to hold public hearing on tourism improvement area
Proposal would establish dedicated fund for tourism marketing

Seattle – The Seattle City Council passed legislation today setting a public hearing for Monday, August 8, regarding the Council’s proposal to create a dedicated source of funding for tourism marketing and promotion by imposing a $2 per night surcharge on certain hotel rooms.

Who:
Seattle City Council

What:
Public Hearing

When:
Monday, Aug. 8, 5:30 p.m.

Where:
Seattle City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd Floor
600 4th Avenue, Seattle

The proposal, sponsored by Councilmembers Tim Burgess and Jean Godden, creates the Seattle Tourism Improvement Area encompassing the greater downtown area, including Lower Queen Anne, South Lake Union, Belltown, Pioneer Square, the Chinatown International District, and portions of Capitol Hill. Hotels with 60 rooms or more in this area will levy the $2 surcharge per occupied room per night. The money will be pooled and used for marketing and promotional activities designed to draw individuals and families to Seattle for vacation. Seattle’s Convention and Visitors Bureau will manage the marketing efforts.

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