My2Cents,"This story is a warning notice that they will be
raising taxes again to build a bigger building."You may not be
aware but the only tax that is increased to pay for the convention center is the
Transient Room Tax (TRT). This is assessed to those who stay at hotels and
motels throughout the Salt Lake valley. This doesn't affect anyone who doesn't
frequent the hotels and motels.This tax is primarily imposed on
those who are using hte services that are provided by the convention center,
conventioneers.I am all for the county using and even increasing the
TRT to help pay for the convention center expansion as well as the 1000+ room
convention hotel to keep the Outdoor Retailers show here and to help attract
other large conventions to the area.
Limited access to the mountains, canyons and public lands; and a poor economy
will shorten the life of this particular industry.
Give O'Bana economics a little more time and they won't have to worry about the
show getting too big. Like everything else it will shrink as the national debt
continues to expand, out of xontrol. Then the tax-and-spend liberals can blame
the Tea Party once again.
This story is a warning notice that they will be raising taxes again to build a
bigger building.Don't get too excited yet about another bonding tax
to make additions to or increase the size of the Salt Palace, at some point this
market is going to dry up and not have this convention anymore. Outdoor and
sports no longer have the priority of consumers it once had. Most sports stores
and showing signs of losing its market base as the economy keeps declining.
Outdoor recreation is no longer cheap and easy to find. Once a location is
found, its too expensive to go there.