Soldotna City Council to Support Bed Tax, Introduce Capital Budget

The Soldotna City Council will introduce a resolution supporting the Kenai Peninsula Borough’s proposed bed tax along with the FY 15 Capital Budget.


Soldotna Mayor Nels Anderson…


Anderson: “Seward already has a bed tax, in fact we’re the only place in the state that doesn’t, Anchorage’s bed tax is like 12% or something like that and so we’re considering in which we’re supporting the idea of a bed tax.” 


Mayor Anderson said this is just an introduction and the council will have public hearing on supporting the bed tax at a later meeting.


The council will also introduce it’s FY 15 capital budget. It was discussed at it’s meeting on June 25 and a work session, where they increased estimated revenues and appropriations from $1,255,000 to $1,452,000, in part due to the $712,000 requested for FY15 capital projects.


The council will vote on the capital budget July 23.


The council will meet Wednesday, July 9 at the Soldotna City Hall at 6 pm.


For full agenda click here.

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  1. It's a Good Thing 8 July, 2014, 15:21

    Considering is one thing, supporting is another. Sounds like it had already passed before there was a vote.
    There should be one abstaining member.

  2. Bob 8 July, 2014, 18:53

    Of course they would. Money put in general pile to be used for everything except tourism. Another hidden
    tax to increase government. Wake up lemmings!

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