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2021 hotel-motel budget reduced, approved

Chamber, First Street restrooms get most of money

Putting heads in beds is a big part of the tourism industry.

And putting lodging tax dollars to work promoting La Conner is a big part of the local economy.

As such, disbursing hotel/motel tax funds assumes even greater value during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which led to a frequently spirited discussion during the La Conner Town Council meeting last week.

The Council then approved a 2021 hotel/motel tax budget based on anticipated virus crisis revenue shortfalls.

Several recipients of hotel/motel funding will have to make do with less as Town officials brace for the prospect of sales and...


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