The committee consists of five voting members appointed by the City Council. The committee membership must meet the following requirements:
- One member shall be a City Council member, who shall serve as chair.
- Two members shall represent businesses required to collect lodging tax.
- Two members shall be persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue from the lodging tax.
- There shall be equal representation of businesses required to collect tax under this chapter and persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received under this chapter.
About the Committee
The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee was established by ordinance (SMC 2.68), and operates pursuant to RCW 67.28, making recommendations to the City Council on issues related to the lodging tax.