City council says that they want to make El Paso a “destination” city with resorts and golf courses and such.
Do they realize that we have the highest hotel occupancy tax in the state? The rate is so high that our state legislature passed a law that will not allow us to raise it any more.
Does someone need to tell them that cost enters into the decision of where most of us go on vacation?
On the other hand taking more tax money from the citizens to build resorts for the benefit of business concerns would allow the city to collect more hotel occupancy tax money. That’s money they can use to build even more arenas and stadiums.
We deserve better