Tonight Macon City Council passed a resolution urging the local legislative delegation to propose legislation during the next Session to increase Hotel-Motel Excise Tax from 5% to 6% with the extra funding to be split between The Georgia Music and Sports Halls of Fame. It is important to note that the slight increase would bring the tax rate in line with the other large cities in the State.
This action by Council to help find local funds for our Halls of Fame is a positive step toward making sure these valuable entities stay right here in Macon where they belong. I urge the local delegation to review the resolution and move forward on the matter.
Lauren Logan Benedict