The Cadiz City Council is exploring a three percent restaurant tax. Cadiz and Trigg County Tourism Commission Executive Director Bill Stevens says the revenue would go towards the commission’s marketing budget to promote local business and tourism which has been struggling to compete with neighboring counties' budgets in recent years.
“The three percent’s estimated to be around two-hundred to two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars a year," said Stevens. "That would be a significant boost in efforts for marketing and maintaining the tourism efforts here locally.”
Stevens said the tax is not a novel idea and that many neighboring counties already have one in place. Stevens has championed the plan several times over the years but this year he feels there is enough detailed information to make council members look closer at the proposal. Several local businesses were reached for comment but none were ready to make a statement.