Atascadero levies new bed tax

April 11, 2013

CarltonAtascadero city officials are hoping for a boost in tourism after approving a new tax assessment on hotel patrons, with accruing funds earmarked specifically for marketing and promotion. (The Tribune)

The two-percent tariff will become part of hotel bills starting in June, and will be in addition to a 10 percent tax already charged to overnight visitors. Those revenues go into the city’s general fund.

Plans for the new tax were developed by a group of local hoteliers, who want to maintain some control over marketing and development planning and expenditures. Among designs discussed is a shuttle service to bring in tourists from neighboring destination locations.

Atascadero becomes the fifth city in the county to levy this tax, along with San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach and Morro Bay.


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16 Comments

  1. racket says:

    Dude:

    If you’re staying in Atas., you either
    1) Broke down there, or
    2) Have business at ASH.

    Tourism and Atascadero can’t be used in the same sentence.

    Foot-shooting fumbledicks.

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  2. easymoney says:

    “Atascadero city officials are hoping for a boost in tourism after approving a new tax assessment on hotel patrons, with accruing funds earmarked specifically for marketing and promotion.”
    OK, all said and done, where is the draw for tourists?
    What is going to make anyone come to Atown for a vacation?
    And I simply love the view from the Carlton…

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  3. Rambunctious says:

    Hmmmm…I got it! We can increase the cost of hotel rooms and more people will come to our hotels. More graduates from the Nancy Pelosi School for elected officials.

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  4. r0y says:

    Would now be a good time to make a Chitty-chitty-bang-bang joke?

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  5. Spirit Filled says:

    In a couple of years when Gearharts face gets plastered all over the tv program greed we will get some great press. People will come from miles around to visit where he lived and so on. We will put up roadside signs giving out the address to seekers of crime. But only if he is guilty. If not his attorney will become rich and famous. Like OJ’s, although we all know that OJ was innocent. And besides he was a star football player so he must be innocent.

    Blessings

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  6. OsborneCox says:

    Doesn’t the city already make enough in bed taxes from all the discount mattress stores in town?

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  7. The Gimlet Eye says:

    Taxation is robbery.

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