The City of Lakewood is accepting applications to fill three (3) vacancies on the Lodging Tax Advisory Board.
DESCRIPTION: The City of Lakewood shall submit at least 45-days before final action on or passage of proposals by the City Council, to the Lodging Tax Advisory Board, for review and comment, proposals for imposition of any new tax under RCW 67.28 (hotel/motel tax), or for increases in the rate of a tax imposed, or for the repeal of an exemption from a tax imposed, or for a change in the use of revenue received under Chapter 67.28 RCW. The Advisory Board shall submit comments on the proposal in a timely manner and shall include an analysis of the extent to which the proposal will accommodate activities for tourists or increase tourism and the extent to which the proposal will affect the long-term stability of the fund created under Section 67.28 of the RCW (Section 4 of Chapter 452, Laws of 1997).
QUALIFICATIONS: One Member must represent a business authorized to collect Hotel/Motel Taxes, and two members must represent a business authorized to receive Hotel/Motel Taxes.
TERMS: 1 position to fill an unexpired term ending November 1, 2010 representing business authorized to collect hotel/motel taxes.
2 positions to fill a 3-year term representing businesses authorized to receive hotel/motel taxes.
MEMBERSHIP: Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.
ATTENDANCE: Individuals appointed are expected to attend meetings regularly. The Council expects to be informed in the event any Committee, Board or Commission member has three unexcused absences. The Council, may in the event of three unexcused absences, dismiss the individual from service.
EXPECTATIONS: Adhere to City of Lakewood‚Äôs Code of Ethics, regular attendance at meetings, mutual respect among members, good listener, and flexible.
APPLICATIONS: Applications are available at: Lakewood City Hall, City Clerk‚Äôs Office, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499. Questions: (253) 589-2489
DEADLINE: Applications must be received in the Office of the City Clerk by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 22, 2008.