Letter to the Pilot

Monday, November 4, 2002

More on tax


I remember the last time Storm Lake voted down the hotel/motel tax, to my amazement. It was five years ago, and $500,000 worth of investments and services and opportunities have passed us by since then. We will never get those opportunities back.

I traveled around the nation for many years as part of my work. Everywhere I went I paid a hotel tax, and didn't think much - if anything - about it. Storm Lake is one of the last towns in Iowa not to have this tax. Let's not let any more opportunities slip out of our hands. It's in your hands to vote YES for the hotel/motel tax on Nov. 5.

- Gary Lalone, Storm Lake