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Duarte : Motel Tax Hike Weighed

June 13, 1991

The cost of checking into one of the city's seven motels would go up under a motel and hotel occupancy tax increase tentatively approved by the City Council Tuesday.

The transient occupancy tax would increase from 8% to 10% if it receives final council approval. The 2% is expected to generate an additional $20,000 a year for the city. On a $35 single motel room, the tax is now $2.80. It would go to $3.50 under the proposed increase.

The council, which voted 5 to 0 to give preliminary approval to the measure, will make its final decision June 25 following a public hearing.

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