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Countering criticism of county’s hotel tax decision

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Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016 5:01 pm

This letter is in response to arguments in the Bandera Bulletin and the Bandera County Courier about hotel & motel tax monies.

First, (county) commissioners have the local right to use HOT funds for a Visitor Center.

Second, the Convention & Visitors Bureau has been given five-seventh of the HOT funds for the next year, plus $70,000 left over from this year, equaling approximately $350,000.

Thirdly, maybe the CVB should consider spending more money on advertising instead of administration, instead of a 50-50 split.

Fourth, and last, when has the CVB ever advertised for Backroads Reservations (whose leadership questioned the HOT allocation to the CVB) and our growing bed and breakfast industry?


George Sharman

Chairman of the Bandera County Friends of the Old Jail Committee

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