The proposed Cadiz restaurant tax ordinance received its first reading at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance championed by Cadiz and Trigg County Tourism Commission Executive Director Bill Stevens would levy a 3% tax on all city restaurants with a business license. Revenues collected would fund the tourism commission’s marketing and promotion campaign. The council split 3-3 last week to draft the ordinance. Mayor Lyn Bailey broke the tie in favor.
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.