Last night, the Common Council held a public meeting about the lodging tax, which has been proposed as part of an initiative to find new sources for a quarter of the revenue now raised by property taxes and hence to provide some relief to property owners. Aldermen John Friedman (Third Ward) and Nick Haddad (First Ward), who chair respectively the Legal Committee and the Finance Committee, led the meeting which was meant explain the rationale for proposing the tax and to hear the concerns of the proprietors of established lodging establishments and Airbnb businesses.
John Mason reports the discussion that occurred at the meeting in today's Register-Star: "Lodging owners back proposed tax." Click here to view the conditions under which the B&Bs that are members of Stay in Hudson support the lodging tax.
Yesterday morning, Friedman and Haddad spoke about the lodging tax on the radio show We the People, hosted by Tom DePietro, on WGXC. That interview can be heard online here.
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