hotel/motel tax

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The Fairbanks City Council unanimously adopted a resolution Monday that may finally signal the beginning of the end of the old and decrepit Polaris Hotel building downtown.


The Fairbanks City Council unanimously defeated Mayor Jim Matherly’s proposal Monday to increase the city’s hotel/motel tax to raise additional revenue for city services. The mayor says the city needs additional revenue as demand for services grows and state funding shrinks.