Bend eyes raising city's room tax

Bend eyes raising city's room tax

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Bend eyes raising city's room tax

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by Associated Press

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Posted on June 21, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 21 at 9:26 AM

BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The Bend City Council won't decide until next month whether to ask voters to increase the city's room tax from 10 percent to 12 percent.

The Bulletin newspaper reports that council members were set to vote Wednesday on a plan to put the issue on the November ballot, but opted to wait until July 10.

The proposal is opposed by Mt. Bachelor -- the region's biggest tourist draw -- as well as the city's largest convention center and several midrange hotels.

Money from the increased lodging tax would go toward tourism marketing and the city's general fund.

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