Support Your Local Tourism Industry on Monday, June 10th

Show your unity with the local travel industry by wearing red.
Your presence is a welcomed show of support. Invite your colleagues to join us.

More than eight months ago on September 24, 2018, City of Fairbanks Mayor Jim Matherly first introduced Ordinance No. 6084 which proposes to raise the Hotel/Motel Tax from the current 8% to 10.5% over a three-year period with the 2.5% increase going entirely to the City’s general services.  This increase would be in addition to the 22.5% that the City already receives from the Hotel/Motel Tax for general services.

We know that you are super busy but please join us in solidarity to oppose this proposed tax increase targeting local lodging. The hearing/vote was postponed two times, first from October 8, 2018 to December 3, 2018. No public testimony was taken on December 3rd because the council voted to again postpone to Monday, June 10, 2019.

Please join us to oppose this tax increase on local lodging during the 2nd Reading and Public Hearing of the proposed Ordinance No. 6084 on:

Monday, June 10, 2019 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City of Fairbanks, 800 Cushman St.

*** WEAR RED ***

Show your unity with the local travel industry by wearing red.

Your presence is a welcomed show of support. Invite your colleagues to join us.

 

To avoid repetition, some travel industry leaders have already committed to speak on specific points. You do not have to speak publicly. If you do choose to speak, public comments on Ordinance No. 6084 will be taken when the ordinance is addressed on the agenda and just prior to the Council’s discussion/vote on the ordinance. You may not speak to this ordinance during Public Comment at 6:30 p.m.; you may only speak to the ordinance when it is specifically addressed on the agenda. (See Tips on Speaking to City CouncilTalking Points and Contact City Council Members.) To access the Fairbanks City Council Agenda which is usually posted the Friday before the Monday meeting, go to: https://www.fairbanksalaska.us/meetings?field_microsite_tid_1=27 FYI Among other items on the Council’s agenda for Monday night will be ordinances ratifying a labor agreement between the City of Fairbanks and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 1547 and the Fairbanks Firefighters Union, IAFF Local 1324.