Monday, October 1, 2012

Amador Chamber of Commerce Support Measure Q

This measure will help Amador County create new tourism that will support local jobs - at no cost to local residents. 

California State Legislature has enacted California Revenue and Tax Code Section 7280, which authorizes the County to levy a transient (tourists) occupancy tax (TOT), commonly known as a "hotel tax" and sets forth the parameters and exemptions regarding hotel taxes.

Amador County Code Section 3.16.030 currently establishes a six per cent (6%) tax for the privilege of occupancy in any hotel by a transient (tourist) within the County. The cities of Jackson, Sutter Creek and Ione are currently collecting a ten percent (10%) hotel tax.  The Board of Supervisors of Amador County desires to submit to the voters of the County a measure to increase the hotel tax to ten percent (10%) within the County to be consistent with the hotel tax imposed by the cities of Jackson, Sutter Creek and Ione.
We need your help.  Attached is an endorsement card. Please sign and return to the Chamber ASAP (PO Box 596, Jackson, CA  95642).  We also need walkers in each town to drop off Measure Q information, starting October 8th through the 13th.  We don't need to talk to anyone, just drop the information.  We will be doing this work in two-hour shifts, and we are looking for volunteers (call the Chamber office (209) 223-0350).

Mark Borchin, President
Amador County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 596
115 Main Street, Jackson, CA 95689
(209) 223-0350

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