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City Releases Latest Hotel Tax Numbers


Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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According to figures released by the City of Santa Barbara, hotels received more than $2 million in transient occupancy tax revenue in August and $1.5 million in September, bringing the total for the current fiscal year to $5.6 million — all double-digit increases from last year’s respective numbers. The city also reported nearly $20 million in sales taxes for the 2013 fiscal year, a 3.3 percent jump from the previous period but less than the state’s 6.2 percent increase.

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City is at least $400 million in arrears for unfunded pension and infra-structure maintenance liabilities; and still have present staff to pay the loin's share of any revenue increases.

What are you going to do with the slender TOT increases? Pay off your debts to the residents who have to put up with failing city infrastructure, start paying down past city workers pension liabilities, or hand it over to present workers who keep yammering they have not had a "raise" in a few years?

Let us know what you decide. Before the elections is best.

foofighter (anonymous profile)
October 30, 2013 at 10:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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