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City, County Clash Over Future Hotel Tax: The city’s “Palm District” vs. the county’s Expo Center – News


Sarah Eckhardt (Photo by Jana Birchum)

On Monday, Aug. 19, Travis County Commissioners Court is expected to add an item to the November 2019 election ballot to seek approval for a countywide 2% Hotel Occupancy Tax, on top of the HOT levied currently by the state and city, to help finance a massive redevelopment of the Travis County Exposition Center in East Austin. But in the early hours this past Friday, as part of its lengthy first meeting after its…



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