New taxes for Vacation Home Rentals, Hotels, Motel and Inns before city council
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.
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:
Add to Vacation Home Rentals: The Kayle Seven Corporation – V0003 6888 Kerns Blvd., Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
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.