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Redmond City Councilors Support Raising the County's Room Tax


THe city council this week unanimously approved supporting the ro m tax increase that is going before voters in November.

 

It would icnrease the Deschutes County room tax from 7 to 8 percent.

 

Redmond Mayor George Endicott says their tourism promotion funds will be used for one purpose.

 

"Probably the one single biggest driver of putting "heads in beds" in Redmond is the fairgrounds.  So it's really important to Redmond this issue get all the support it can."

 

70 percent of the funds would go toward tourim promotion, the rest would go to public safety and economic devleopment mainly for the arts.


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