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Deschutes County Commissioners Try to Get COVA More Room Tax Funds So It Doesn't Face a Cut Next Year


Back in November, voters approved a one percent increase in the county room tax and seventy percent of that increase will go to the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

 

Because of the way the funds would be divided up, COVA would get about one hundred thousand less next year.

 

Deschutes County Commissioners Alan Ugner says they're tyring to make COVA whole.

 

"In the budget this year, we took money scheduled for COVA and reallocated it to the fairgrounds.  And because of how they did help us with the fairgrounds problem, they help pass the one percent room tax increase and in response to that, they were hoping to change and reset back that money to COVA and that's what we did."

 

Under the propsoed agreement, COVA would get  about 986-thousand or about a quarter of the room tax funds.


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