Jefferson City to Vote on Four Cent Tax Increase
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Jefferson City officials have placed on the ballot a proposal to raise the city's lodging by four cents to help pay for a new conference center.
The Jefferson City News-Tribune reported that the city's residents would vote on the tax increase in February.
The measure would increase the lodging tax from three cents to seven cents.
The proposed conference center would include meeting space and a parking garage built next to a privately-funded hotel.
But some city council members said they still had questions about the proposal and expressed concerns about the project.
One official says he supports increasing the lodging tax to pay for a conference center but not for the specific project that so far has been proposed.