Wednesday, April 12, 2017

What the hotel/motel taxes pay for

It's neat how there's $65 million available to do "moving walkways" and "sleek overhangs" on a refurbished Convention Center Blvd Linear Park but nobody can figure out a way to keep RTA passengers waiting on the ferry from getting rained on.

RTA happens to be one of the few city agencies* that actually benefits from the hotel/motel tax, by the way.  It just happens that the Convention Center gets more.   In any case, both entities are heavily focused on serving the tourism industry even though saying so will make Nadine Ramsey mad at you.

*RTA is sort of a city agency, anyway. It's management is contracted out to global monster Transdev in one of our city's more notorious public-private ventures.

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