Raise Bed Tax 2 Percent To Aid Municipalities, 3 Leaders Say

Raise Bed Tax 2 Percent To Aid

Municipalities, 3 Leaders Say

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Bob Wood
Bob Wood
Dick Miller
Dick Miller
Jeff Katz
Jeff Katz

Saying municipal finances are structurally flawed, the top political leaders of Cooperstown and Oneonta have issued a statement calling for a 2 percent bed-tax increase to benefit the communities that generate bed-tax revenues.

Cooperstown Village Mayor Jeff Katz, Oneonta City Mayor Dick Miller and Oneonta Town Supervisor Bob Wood provided the statement to Hometown Oneonta and The Freeman’s Journal, which published it in full in the editions that arrive on newsstands this afternoon.

“An increase in the Bed Tax from 4 to 6 percent, with all the additional 2 percent directed to the local municipalities that generate the revenue, would not diminish the County’s ability to properly fund the outreach component of tourism, while providing local municipalities with additional resources to help ensure positive experiences for visitors while they are here,” the three write.

Read full statement today in Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal