Councilor Victor Chudowsky voted against putting the issue on the ballot and so did councilor Scott Ramsay.
Chudowsky isn't sure we need an increase -- and he also feels the Visit Bend board is too narrow.
He wants to see more voices at the table.
"One positive thing that has come out from this is a lot of people who haven't met and talked at length, did for the first time. They had substantive conversations trying to understand other parties. And they came out iwth a deep sense of satisfaction from the process -- a feeling of accomplishment that the conversation took place."
Chudowsky says the city council is looking to change the Visit Bend bylaws to increase the Visit Bend board to include more diverse members.