New taxes for Vacation Home Rentals, Hotels, Motel and Inns before city council

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TWENTYNINE PALMS – The city is now in gear to levy and collect additional new assessments  (taxes) from all vacation home rentals, hotels, Inns and motels within the boundaries of the City of Twentynine Palms.

Should this new tax pass, RINO councilmembers will use the money for its statutory intended purpose — to promote tourism.

This procedure is roughly and generally explained in Staff Reports for the Tuesday, February 28, council meeting. Council Agenda, this Link.

If the council votes to accept the resolution — and they will– all affected businesses  may be assessed (after public hearings) new taxes for a Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID).

TBID is a special benefit assessment district to collect funds to promote tourism. It is in addition to a Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) that will be passes down to travelers and tourists whom chose to lodge in the city.

The tax — let’s call it a tax because a tax is a tax, and by any other name it is still a tax — scheme that is DOA in terms of increasing local tourism.

This new tax funding scheme to promote tourism will touch and concern all of the following Vacation Home Rentals and Hotels, Motels and Inns:

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Add to Vacation Home Rentals: The Kayle Seven Corporation – V0003 6888 Kerns Blvd., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

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As a reminder,  to drive into the city from SR62 and Yucca Valley, it is a 50-60 round trip extra drive. That and the two grades is why two costly studies tell us growth in 29 is not likely to happen.

We have runaway seated RINOs on the council who actually believe that they are Republicans. Those seated councilmembers just won’t get out of the way. This would (will) be the THIRD new tax, fee or assessment that seated councilmembers have been responsible for, throwing down new taxes for city residents, businesses or property owners.

Branson Hunter


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7 Responses to New taxes for Vacation Home Rentals, Hotels, Motel and Inns before city council

  1. Branson Hunter
    Branson Hunter February 23, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    A RINO (Republican in Name Only) is an officeholder or candidate who is a member of the Republican Party, but holds views to the extreme of most Republican voters, or simply votes in new assessments, fees and taxes at will with little regard for businesses, residents and property owners.

    Local VHR property owners and businesses are likely going to burdened with additional assessments (taxes) to their income source. This will pass this on to tourists.

    The RINOS on the council — hungry for money from any source — by any means necessary — beg for tourism but when they come COUNCIL pickpockets reach into the pockets of unsuspecting tourists.

  2. Mark Clemons February 24, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Our council has burdened themselves with two masters, the town citizens and the Inn keepers, the citizens pay for their servants out of their hard labor and the Inn keepers pay their servants with tourist dollars.

    Luke 16;13 has some verbiage that fits our council, ” “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other.”

  3. Dan OBrien February 24, 2017 at 7:59 am

    As you all know I am apposed to Vacation Home Rentals. Always have been.

    Take my opinion for what it is worth, I’d like to see them taxed out of existence. They disrupt the cohesiveness of community, bring strangers in to family neighborhoods and attack the legitimate aspirations of main street businesses.

    I believe that Vacation Home Rental should have to follow the same health and safety rules as do main street small business does. I believe that they should have to follow the same fire safety laws as other motels and hotels in our town.

    While I am not close friends of a guy like ANDY PATEL, with all his multi-million dollar investment in this town he is hobbled by two sets of rules…. he should not be forced to follow all the rules one more stringent set of rules, while Vacation Home Rentals follow another weaker easier set of rules.

    You want to reduce the rules fine…. I’m all for that. But this double standard stuff is bull.

  4. Mark Clemons February 24, 2017 at 8:28 am

    So Dan all economies to survive need to evolve, what do you see as the next evolution of the economy. if its not small and micro business what? Airb&b lyft uber provided opportunity to many. Home bakers and tamale makers are welcome in my world.

    Stacking and packing people in confined spaces are very deferent than a home rental, apples and oranges.

    I don’t think any taxes for any reason is needed, especially to protect or destroy any individuals investment.

    • Dan OBrien February 24, 2017 at 4:14 pm

      But then that is a whole other kettle of fish, Mark.

  5. Mark Clemons March 1, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Dan may you have many more, Happy Birthdays my friend. not many of us has seen the change you have, maybe you could pen for your readers something about the transition from horse carriage to the automobile.

    • Dan OBrien March 2, 2017 at 8:06 am

      Well it all started with the big bang………..


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