TDC Meeting – To Discuss Bed Tax Collection Allocation

by March 6, 2009 • 3 comments

On the agenda for the regularly scheduled TDC/CVB combined meeting for Tuesday, March 10 at 9 am is an update on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, and the review of allocation for the Tourism Bed Tax Collection.  Hmm, I wonder what that means.

You can download the agenda here.  Or, you can view it below:

AGENDA

COMBINED BOARD MEETING
Bay County Tourist Development Council
Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.
Panama City Beach
Tuesday, March 10, 2009                    9:00 a.m.        Council Room, PCB City Hall

I.    CALL MEETING TO ORDER

II.    ROLL CALL

A.    Invocation
B.    Pledge of Allegiance
C.    Approve Minutes From the February 10, 2009, and February 16, 2009 Meetings

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

IV.    UPDATE ON BED TAX COLLECTIONS, Ms. Charlene Honnen, Tourist Development Tax Specialist

V.    PRESENTATIONS

A.    Update on AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, Ms. Alison Shapiro, PR Manager, AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour

VI.    BOARD ACTION ITEMS

A.    Discuss and Consider for Approval Financial Statements Dated January 31, 2009, Mr. Dan Rowe, President
B.    Discuss and Consider for Approval Coastal Planning & Engineering Invoice #90214, Invoice #90220, and Invoice #90267, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

VII.    BOARD DISCUSSION ITEMS

A.    Review of Allocation of the Tourist Development Tax, Mr. Dan Rowe, President

VIII.    PRESIDENT’S REPORT

IX.    CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

X.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

XI.    ADJOURNMENT

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1 Ryan March 10, 2009 at 5:33 pm

What qualifications do the members of the TDC have? Are they just your run of the mill political hires or do they have impressive resumes? Who appoints them? It seems like the play a very important role in the local tourism economy. And since the upped their part of the bed tax 60% (3% to 5%) our 12% total hotel tax is 33% higher than Las Vegas at 9%. Pretty stiff.

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2 bonnie March 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm

The people on this board are owners of the big hotel and condo business. Julie Hilton of Hilton hotels is one. The bed tax increase was supposed to pay for life guards that are trained to save persons who are drowning in the water. Did you know that Panama City Beach has had more drownings than any other beach in Florida. Just look at the records. Same on the board for not hiring life guards to make the beach safe.

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3 Jan Nelson March 17, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Beach Safety? I am appalled that tourist (U.S citizens) are governed by– f l a g s? Imagine if the streets were? PCB lures us in because of their(beautiful)(volatile)beach only to not protect or educate guests about: its force, its creatures, rip currents, lightning, sand dangers, intense rays, pro environment,evacuation procedures, etc? PCB is like watching an accident waiting to happen. Yet, there is not a help desk on the beach or band aid in sight? PCB has the perfect opportunity to educate and promote return visits. And, an obligation to protect. Tourist assume Civic Public (Safety) duties. Protect your investment. Already. Divide $500,000 (yr) by how many visitors __? PCB has all the resources to offer better. How many drownings, rescues, criminal encounters have to actually happen before tourist safety makes it off the PCB back burner? We pay plenty. Now: provide. ok? Yes we can. PCB sets the tone and theme. Pick one. Tourist Advocate.

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