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Would-be lodging tax better left to merchants

I was amused to read about the desire the Frisco Town Council has for a lodging tax – and not because of some great need that the money would be applied to.

In fact, there is apparently discussion as to how the money would be used. The justification for a lodging tax, as I interpreted what I read, is because Frisco is the only municipality in the area that does not have a lodging tax, as in “Everybody else is doing it.”

As Colorado business people and civic leaders, they could really capitalize on a “everybody else is doing it and we’re not” campaign in which Frisco would advertise to lodging guests that because they were not nicked for a lodging tax, they could have breakfast at a Frisco restaurant with the savings or buy some postcards from a Frisco store.

Imagine, the 2.7 percent in the hands of local businessmen instead of town hall.

Bob Cross


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