Transient Room Tax

The Summit County Council heard Wednesday that it will take a significant lobbying effort at the Utah legislature if it wants to keep tabs on short-term rental listings and online booking services.  Rick Brough has more:

After several months of negotiations, Summit County and the Park City Chamber/Bureau have reached a draft agreement to re-allocate revenues from the transient room tax.  Rick Brough has more:

The Park City Chamber/Bureau is going to meet soon with the County Council to discuss revamping the distribution formula for Transient Room Taxes. Chamber/Bureau President Bill Malone spoke recently on KPCW's Mountain Money, reflecting on the Chamber's past and present, marketing in the age of Vail, and other topics. Rick Brough has more.

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Park City announced plans to adopt a municipal transient room tax and use the revenues to build a city arts and culture center in the Bonanza Business district.  This kind of tax has never been done in Park City until now. Carolyn Murray has this story:  

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Park City Mayor Jack Thomas and City Council announced today the city will purchase just over 5 acres in the Bonanza Park area for $19.5 million.  The site will be home to the Park City Arts and Culture District that will include new homes for the Kimball Art Center and Sundance Institute. Leslie Thatcher has more.

The leaders of the Park City Chamber/Bureau say they weren't surprised by the news from Summit County Council, who gave notice they want to reallocate the distribution contract for Transient-Room Tax monies. Chamber/Bureau Director Bill Malone and Board President Chris Eggleton say they will sit down with the county in the coming year to find out just what they want. Rick Brough has more.

Summit County Council member Doug Clyde says he and his colleagues want to discuss whether more Transient Room Tax monies should go towards things like parks, trails, or recreation facilities, rather than just towards promoting tourism. Clyde talked to KPCW this week about the county's intent to renegotiate their TRT contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday gave notice that they want to renegotiate their contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau on the distribution of Transient Room Tax (TRT) funds. Under a long-time agreement, 90 percent of the TRT revenues have gone to the Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.