Vermilion

Apr 19, 2011 9:51 AM by Nichole Larkey & AP

Vermilion Police Jury against cutting hotel tax

ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted unanimously to oppose a measure by the Vermilion Parish Tourist Commission to do away with a 2 percent hotel tax to support youth
athletics.
The Advocate reports Director of Tourism Alison Miller urged jurors on Monday to support lowering the parish hotel/motel tax to levels of neighboring communities, especially New Iberia and
Lafayette.
Miller says the 2 percent tax was passed in 2005 to help fund
youth athletics, but because of faulty wording in the tax, much of
the money collected has not been distributed.
Miller says hotels and motels are suffering because workers
coming into town for business are going to surrounding communities
for cheaper room rates.

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