The city hopes to generate between $150,000 and $240,000 annually from the admissions fee to offset infrastructure costs. The funds generated from the admissions fee would be deposited into Fairborn’s general fund, Anderson said.
Cleveland and Cincinnati have similar fees to the one proposed in Fairborn. Cleveland charges an additional 8% of the ticket cost. According to data from the Ohio Department of Taxation, Cleveland collected $22.9 million in calendar year 2016 with the admissions fee.
Cincinnati collected nearly $5.6 million with its admissions fee, according to the Ohio Department of Taxation.
Tonight’s public hearing will be during the city council meeting, which starts at 6 p.m., at 44 W. Hebble Ave.
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