Sunny weather, beaches and Disneyland are often the first things that come to mind when people think of traveling to California. But as most Californians will tell you, it’s much more than that. From the Central Valley to the Silicon Valley, the State’s unique mix of leisure, culture and commerce work together to draw in more than 250 million visitors each year.
Over a year, one pot hole can turn into 20, and what was once a backburner project is now a costly public works road repair. With rising costs from pensions and other liabilities, many municipalities are having a hard time paying for these types of small, essential projects, that often get shelved for more pressing issues.
Across America, the obesity epidemic has fueled the debate whether to tax soda and other sweetened beverages, a move many policy makers think will shrink consumer waistlines.
For more than a decade, Julia Erdkamp has been an ardent advocate for local communities, serving on staff for local and federal agencies, including the County of Orange, and now as a client services manager with MuniServices.
With revitalization efforts in full swing over recent years, the City of Palm Springs has renewed its crown as a destination hub for Hollywood stars, hipsters and everyone in between.
Cities across Texas have experienced a new era in lodging tax growth that has directly affected promoting visitation to their communities. Occupancy taxes spent wisely can be a boost with increased heads in beds for a variety of events like festivals, concerts, sporting events, and other venues that bring guests into cities for short term stays.
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — In years past, Cathedral City, a desert community of 52,000 people located between Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, was more well-known for its golf courses than its cannabis industry.
Each year, California is a vacation and business destination for tourists and other travelers who spend more than $100 billion on lodging, food and other expenses. While more than $4 billion in local taxes is collected each year on this spending, some local revenue may go uncollected when hotel operators underreport occupancy statistics.
With greater investments in workforce development, and proposed federal tax relief for corporations and pass-through employers, California’s overall economy is positioned to grow substantially this year.