Alice Bush (253) 983-7701 • Fax (253) 589-3774 • ABush@cityoflakewood.us
City Clerk

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Current Members

  • Don Anderson, Mayor
  • Brandie Hesson-Bullard
  • Jackeline Juy
  • Asuka Ludden
  • Chelene Potvin-Bird
  • Phillip Raschke
  • Linda Smith

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 Committee, 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 Committee shall submit comments on the proposal in a timely manner through generally applicable public comment procedures 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 67.28.1815. Failure of the advisory committee to submit comments before final actionon or passage of the proposal shall not prevent the municipality from acting on the proposal.  A municipality is not required to submit an amended proposal to an advisory committee under this section. 

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Qualifications

Representation of businesses required to collect hotel/motel tax and persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received by the hotel/motel tax.

Compensation

None

Memberships

Minimum of five (5) members

  1. At least two members who are representatives of businesses required to collect tax under this chapter; and
  2. At least two members who are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received under this chapter. Persons who are eligible for appointment under (A) of this subsection are not eligible for appointment under (B) of this subsection. Persons who are eligible for appointment under (B) of this subsection are not eligible for appointment under (A) of this subsection. Organizations representing businesses required to collect tax under this chapter, organizations involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received under this chapter, and local agencies involved in tourism promotion may submit recommendations for membership on the committee. The number of members who are representatives of businesses required to collect tax under this chapter shall equal the number of members who are involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received under this chapter.
  3. One member shall be an elected official of the municipality who shall serve as chair of the committee..
  4. An advisory committee for a city or town may include one nonvoting member who is an elected official of the county in which the city or town is located. The appointing authority shall review the membership of the advisory committee annually and make changes as appropriate..

Compensation

None

Memberships

Members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Applications

Applications are available at the City Clerk’s Office, City of Lakewood, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, or at /documents/city_council/notices_of_vacancies/Application_for_Appointment_3_31_15.pdf

For further information

Contact Assistant City Manager/Administrative Services at (253) 983-7706.