Tourism Commission tables restaurant tax due to economy
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
May 27, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Although the restaurant tax might be a good idea, it should be tabled for the time being, said Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey as well as members of the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourism Commission when they met Thursday morning at Cadiz City Hall.

The issue was first broached by Bill Stevens of the tourism commission, who wanted to know when the right time to pursue the issue might be. However, the mayor thought that given the current economic conditions, now would not be the right time, although he personally felt like it would be a way of generating revenue.

“I think it’s not a real good time to pursue it,” Bailey said. “Right now, we’ve got the budget going on.”

The tourism commission has previously talked about a restaurant tax on all restaurants in Cadiz, possibly to be set at about 3 percent.

In other business, Stevens told the members that all the utilities have been turned off at the commission’s former location, the log cabin on Main Street.
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