Athens News Matters: Hotel/Motel Excise Tax Increase

Dec 4, 2020

The Athens Clarke County Commissioners have been discussing a one-percent increase in the city's tax on hotel rooms for over 14 years, but local hoteliers have a history of objecting to this proposal. This year, they recommended it. We talk with Mayor Kelly Girtz and District 3 Commissioner Melissa Link to find out why this year's conversation looks different from years past.