The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

April 8, 2014

City of Palestine to hold Hotel Occupancy Tax grant funding informational meeting

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — The City of Palestine will offer an informational meeting for the 2014 Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) funding for individuals who are interested in requesting funds and who want to learn more about the grant application.

The meeting will be held at from 5:15 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at Palestine City Hall, located at 504 N. Queen St.

This is the first time the city has offered a policy for the disbursement of funds to organizations who request it for special events that will promote tourism to the Palestine area.

The policy was approved by City Council on Mar. 11.

There are stringent requirements in the Tax Code regulation for the use of HOT funds. The policy outlines guidelines for how the organization can spend the HOT funding.

The City of Palestine Tourism Advisory Board will review all applications and make recommendations to City Council for approval.

For more information regarding the HOT funding meeting, please contact Breezy Lake-Wolfe, Marketing Manager for the City of Palestine at 903-729-4100 or blake-wolfe@palestine-tx.org.