Seneca County wants to raise its room occupancy tax to 4 or 5 percent.
But it has had to settle for renewing its 3 percent tax for another three years. The county has been unable to convince local state lawmakers to introduce the necessary state legislation to allow the increase.
The Economic Development & Tourism Committee met in special session prior to Tuesday’s regular full board meeting. They voted to recommend to the full board that it introduce a new local law to renew the 3 percent tax for another three years.
The current tax expires Dec. 8.