From the Indianapolis Star:
Franklin Mayor Joe McGuinness said a county-wide hotel tax would help attract lucrative youth sports tournaments to the area.
“There is so much of a following for youth sports,” McGuinness said. “Even in a down economy, people are foregoing their vacations, but they will travel to support their kids’ athletic endeavors.”
The Johnson County Council is expected to vote on a proposed 5 percent hotel tax during its meeting starting 6 p.m. Monday at the Annex Auditorium, 86 W. Court St., Franklin.
In the nine county metropolitan area, only Johnson County does not have the so-called innkeeper's tax.
The tax on hotel guests would generate an estimated $680,000 a year to fund local tourism and marketing, which would include efforts to attract sports tournaments to the area.
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