By Rod Larse
The Journal 

City Council hears tourism tax fund requests


Last updated 10/26/2021 at 7:45am

RITZVILLE – The City Council reviewed 2022 lodging tax fund requests seeking a total of $187,918 during a special meeting Oct. 19.

Lodging taxes are collected on overnight stays in hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, campgrounds and other short-term rentals. Under state law, The funds can be used for advertising and tourism-related amenities that draw visitors from more than 50 miles away.

The largest two requesters are the city of and chamber of commerce.

Best Western Bronco Inn General Manager Nichole Thiel addressed the council on the requests, noting the funds are collected as hotel-m...

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