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Tax funds totaling $25,000 were approved by the City Council at its February 21
meeting. The City Council recommended allocating the funds to help provide
tourism related events and programs in 2017.
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee
(LTAC) met December 28, and reviewed the requests and recommended funding for Tour de Terrace at $16,775, Arts of the
Terrace at $2,000, July 3rd Fireworks Show at $2,000, and Snohomish County
Tourism Bureau Visitor Information Center Program at $2,725 for a total of $23,500.00.
In addition, the LTAC recommended the City Council set aside $1,500 in a
special fund for a future tourism related facility for the arts.
tax funds are derived from the hotel-motel taxes collected by the city’s only
hotel, Studio 6, an extended stay facility located in the Gateway Place
Business Park. The funds must be used toward the operational or promotional
expenditures of programs and events that provide an economic benefit to the
community and promote overnight stays in Mountlake Terrace.
More information on lodging tax funds
is available by calling Community Relations Director/City Clerk Virginia Olsen
at (425) 744-6206 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.