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Accommodations Tax
At the November 4, 1986 Special Election, Steamboat Springs voters approved an accommodations tax of 1%. The use of the accommodations tax was prescribed in the ballot question which asked:

“Shall the City Council of Steamboat Springs, in order to provide revenues to fund development of improvements and amenities in Steamboat Springs which will promote tourism and enhance the vitality of Steamboat Springs as a premiere destination resort, and enhance the community identity, environmental desirability and economic health of Steamboat Springs, enact AN ORDINANCE LEVYING A LODGING TAX OF 1% ON PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS OF LESS THAN 30 DAYS?”

After passage of 2A, City Council has appointed several committees to recommend how to spend the tax including the 2A Trails Committee, the 2A Yampa Street Committee and the Accommodations Tax Reserve Committee:


2A Trails - Accommodations Tax Committee
Trail Steering Committee Agendas and Minutes

Voters approved spending $300,000 per year for three years and $600,000 for the following seven years on projects identified in the Trails Alliance proposal.  Committee members serve varying term lengths.  Projects will aim to fulfill the original ballot language and dollars will be leveraged through grants and partnerships whenever possible.

2A Yampa Street - Accommodations Tax Committee
Yampa Street Steering Committee Agendas and Minutes

Voters approved spending $300,000 per year for three years on projects identified in the Yampa Street Redevelopment proposal.  Committee members serve varying term lengths.  Projects will aim to fulfill the original ballot language and dollars will be leveraged through grants and partnerships whenever possible.

Accommodations Tax Reserve Committee
Accommodations Tax Reserve Committee Agendas and Minutes

City Council established a citizens committee to identify options and make a recommendation to City Council regarding use of Accommodation Tax Reserve funds.  The committee was appointed in January, 2017.  It is anticipated that the committee will meet twice a month for the first six months and check in with council formally in early summer 2017.  The committee will end once a final recommendation is made to council.

Accommodations Tax Reserve Committee Additional Info

History

Since 1986, these funds were used to construct the original Tennis “bubble”, the String’s tent and the Haymaker Golf Course and Clubhouse. In 2013, the final payment was made on the golf course and the annual collection became available for future projects.

The 2013 Accommodations Tax Committee was formed to assist City Council to plan for the future use of this tax.

The Accommodations Tax Committee met two times per month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, at 12:00 p.m. in the Crawford Room, Centennial Hall. Please see agendas and minutes of the meetings below.

AGENDAS and MINUTES

Accommodations Tax Proposals:                RFI
Bear River Park                                       RFP
City Medians                                          RFP Addendum
Emerald Park Access
Friends of the Yampa
Haymaker
Howelsen Hill Sports Complex
Old Town Hot Springs
Open Space
Perry Mansfield
Pickleball
Public Restrooms
School District Sports Fields
Steamboat Art Museum
The Chief
Steamboat Springs Trails Alliance
Yampa River Park