Onalaska Tourism Comm. Agrees To Room Tax Hike

Might cost you a bit more to stay at a hotel in Onalaska soon. The city's tourism committee approved a 1 percent hike in the room tax last night.

Tourism Director, Gene Lundy, says changes coming out of Madison forced the committee to look at money raising alternatives. She says monies raised will go towards additional marketing and sales of not only the city but also the new cultural center that is in the works of being built.


The hike still has to pass the mayor and city council. Mayor Mike Giese and several council members were in attendance at last night's meeting. It would bring the Onalaska room tax to 8 percent.

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