Language added last month to the state’s budget bill would allow county commissioners to pass a resolution to create a convention facilities authority that would be allowed to levy up to a 3-percent hotel lodging tax across the county. If residents object to it, they could subject the tax to a referendum vote.
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Eighty-three percent of the hotel rooms in Montgomery County are located outside of Dayton, with Miami Twp. accounting for 27 percent, Culp said.
“Yet this….increase in the county hotel/motel tax would only benefit the city of Dayton and its convention center,” he said.
The House and Senate has set a July 17 to adopt a final version of the state budget bill, HB166.
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