Driggs wastewater plant 3

Maintenance and improvements at the wastewater treatment plant are one permitted application for local option taxes collected in Driggs. The city is asking for voter approval to increase its lodging tax from 3 to 6 percent.

With the goal of putting more revenue toward affordable housing, Driggs will follow the example set by Victor last November and will ask voters in May to approve a 3 percent increase in the local lodging tax.

As a resort city in Idaho (a city with a population under 10,000 that counts tourism as a significant part of its economy), Driggs is allowed to collect a local option tax to offset the impacts of visitors to the community. Driggs first approved its LOT in 2007, and Victor followed suit in 2009. The cities have an added tax on lodging, drink sales, prepared food, and retail goods. There are currently 19 cities in Idaho that collect local taxes; Tetonia is not one of them.

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