SoCo Supervisors Consider Tourism Tax to Fund Road Repairs

Vintage old hotel bell on the table

Sonoma County supervisors are considering a plan to use new tourism tax money to fund road repairs and other essential services.  City leaders said yesterday that if approved, they’d spend 20 percent – or one-million dollars – of the expected five-million dollars from a voter-approved increase on overnight hotel stays on repairing roads, parks and fire services.  Additional shares would be used for affordable housing, code enforcement, event facility improvements and a new “tourism impact fund.”  The board is scheduled to revisit the proposal sometime in the coming months.