Special Called TDC Meeting to Discuss 5th Cent Bed Tax Increase

by February 13, 2009 • 1 comment

Monday there is a special called TDC meeting that will precede the regularly scheduled County Commission meeting on Tuesday.  Tuesday’s meeting will include the vote for the fifth tourist bed tax cent.  On the agenda for Monday’s TDC meeting, there are a couple of other points to be discussed, but I reckon the main reason for the “special” annotation in the title is regarding the vote on the fifth cent on Tuesday.

The agenda item reads: “Discuss and Consider for Approval a Resolution to the Bay County Commission Regarding the Proposed 5th Cent. . .”  I just received an email from a buddy asking me what I thought about the TDC changing the allocation of the fifth cent from sports and infrastructure improvements to all marketing.  My computer crashed Wednesday and I’ve been waiting on my new computer since, and have been sort of in a forced vacation, so I’m not exactly sure what he is talking about yet, but stay tuned – I’ll let you know.  I’m not sure I can get behind the TDC if they are wanting all of the increase to go towards marketing, but I’ll obstain further comment until I get the whole story.

The agenda can be downloaded here, or you can view it below:

AGENDA

Special Called Meeting

COMBINED BOARD MEETING
Bay County Tourist Development Council
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Panama City Beach
Monday, February 16, 2009             3:00 p.m.        Council Room, PCB City Hall

I.    CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II.    ROLL CALL

A.    Invocation
B.    Pledge of Allegiance

III.    REQUESTS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON AGENDA ITEMS (3 Minutes)

IV.    BOARD ACTION ITEMS

A.    Discuss and Consider for Approval Landscape Maintenance Contract, Mr. Dan Rowe, President
B.    Discuss and Consider for Approval a Resolution to the Bay County Commission Regarding the Proposed 5th Cent of the Tourist Development Tax, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

V.    BOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS

VI.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

VII.    ADJOURNMENT

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1 Sports Dog February 14, 2009 at 8:38 pm

I hope the 5th cent will be used to encourage the sports and development that is helping fill the condos and hotels and bring people to the area. Events are what will help continue to grow Panama City Beach and make it the unique place it is.
The white sand and opportunity to grow all of the beach sports is HUGE.
( other cities are bringing in the sand to host everything from soccer to tennis to volleyball while Panama City Beach has the sand but needs the funds to compete and bring these events to the area along with other sporting activities.

It is FUN to play and people will continue to travel in groups for sports that they love and bring others to make it a “memorable” vacation and FUN time.
Here is hoping the community will see the bigger picture and vision and vote the 5th cent. It is a small amount for a large return and once the foundation is set it will continue to provide value and word of mouth selling about the FUN place Panama City Beach is to visit and bring family and friends
so here’s to the 5th may it pass and be used for sports and infrastructure.

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