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Hotel guests a target for extra taxes

07/09/2009 11:26

Cash-strapped cities on the Peninsula aim to tax hotel guests to help balance future budgets, restore services and address critical infrastructure needs with six measures on the November ballot.


But cities are not the only entities facing difficult times, hotels are also hurting, according to the San Mateo County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

“Hotels are in challenging times and would, of course, prefer not to have any increase in TOT (transient occupancy tax) that might place them at a competitive disadvantage,” said Anne LeClair, the bureau’s chief executive officer.


San Bruno, Brisbane, Burlingame, South San Francisco, San Mateo and Millbrae are all asking voters to approve increases to the cities’ various hotel occupancy taxes.


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