Vail conference center tax hike heads to the ballot in November |

Vail conference center tax hike heads to the ballot in November

VAIL – Let the campaign begin.The Vail Town Council this week voted 6-1 to ask voters to raise the town’s lodging tax to pay for a new conference center. Voters in 2002 narrowly approved a combination of sales and lodging taxes to build a conference center. But after almost three years worth of research, a town advisory committee determined that the money raised by the 2002 tax increases isn’t enough to pay for and operate a center.What was expected to be a 30-minute meeting turned into center supporters’ first campaign event. The council room was full, with most audience members wearing stickers reading “Yes! on Vail’s conference center. Make it happen!”

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