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Bed tax extension would fund rock hall inductions
Supporters of a 20-year extension of the bed tax say it would fund rock hall inductions held every three years in Cleveland and help market the city
by WKSU's JEFF ST. CLAIR


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Cuyahoga County is considering a 20-year extension of the hotel bed tax to help pay for the rock hall inductions held in Cleveland.
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland will be paid off next month, but the tax that funded its construction may live on.

Cuyahoga County Council is considering a 20 year extension of the so-called ‘bed tax’, a 4.5 percent tax on hotel rooms in Cleveland.

David Gilbert, CEO of Positively Cleveland, a non-profit that markets the city, is among advocates who say the bed tax should be extended.

Gilbert says the city has added $2 billion in new infrastructure in recent years, including museum expansions, a casino, new convention space, and 10 new downtown hotels that require visitors.

 

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He says it is not ‘if you build it they will come.’   Gilbert says, "just because we build some new hotels and a new convention center doesn’t mean automatically they’re going to be filled up. We need a commensurate effort to make sure that the folks that are looking at Cleveland, or potentially looking at Cleveland know that we’re here and we can’t afford to market the new assets that we have.” 

A 1.5 percent extension of the bed tax would also fund the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremony held in Cleveland every three years.

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