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Room for a new tax?
City considers motel tax
Anil Bhakta has owned Scottish Inns on Sparta Street for 20 years. He has rooms starting at $48 a night.
McMinnville officials are considering a measure to levy at 3 percent tax on local motels in order to fund endeavors of the city’s newly created Tourism Development Board. “We’ve talked about putting on a motel tax, which is going to require a resolution from us,” said Alderman Everett Brock, chair of the Finance Committee. “Even though it’s a general act, it’s much like a private act.