Council Approves Making Room Tax Diversion Part of Budget Talks
There might be room tax money for Oktoberfest to use next year to offset costs. But nothing likely this year. The La Crosse city council has given a preliminary vote to putting off a decision on allowing Oktoberfest to use hotel room tax money to offset parade fees. OKtoberfest director Tina Severson doubts the idea is a long term answer, anyway. Better, she says, to simply have lower fees.
The room fees will likely now become part of budget discussions for next year.