Proposed Increase To West County Lodging Tax Will Make March 2021 Ballot

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A proposed increased Lodging Tax for West County is being advanced by the Board of Supervisors. The board held a special meeting Tuesday morning voting 4-1 to forward the measure. It still needs to have a final vote next week before it is officially placed on the March 2021 ballot. If it’s passed by Voters, the 4% increase on hotel bed taxes would raise about $2.7 million a year to be split between the Bodega Bay Fire Protection District, the Sonoma County Fire Protection District and the west county’s public schools. Supervisor David Rabbitt was the lone dissenting vote expressing concern for the county’s move to get involved in a school district’s financial troubles.