Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee meets each year in the fall to review applications submitted by local organizations requesting lodging tax funds for tourism projects. Committee members also meet on an as-needed basis for special requests.
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|Sean Sundwall, Chair||Council Liaison||12/31/2019|
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee shall consist of at least five members. The members of the lodging tax advisory committee shall be appointed by the mayor, subject to confirmation by the city council.
The committee membership shall include (A) at least two members who are representatives of businesses required to collect tax; and (B) at least two members who are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from the hotel-motel tax; and (C) one member who shall be an elected official who shall serve as chair of the committee. Persons eligible for appointment as representatives of businesses required to collect taxes shall not also be eligible for appointment as persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from the hotel-motel tax.
The purpose of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Snoqualmie City Council and perform the functions of a lodging tax advisory committee under RCW 67.28.1817.
The committee shall submit to the Council comments on any proposal in a timely manner through generally applicable public comment procedures. The committee's comments shall include an analysis of the extent to which the proposal will accommodate activities for tourists or increased tourism, and the extent to which the proposal will affect the long-term stability of the fund established for receipt of revenue from the Hotel-Motel Tax.