Residents to Vote on McAllen's Hotel Occupancy Rate

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 10:38am

McALLEN - A potential hike in McAllen's hotel occupancy rate has caused quite a controversy and now the final decision is just one day away.

McAllen residents will be asked to vote on whether to increase the hotel occupancy tax by two points. The city proposed the hotel tax in order to help fund a new performing arts center on 10th street. If the occupancy tax is raised, McAllen will have the highest rate in the Valley and for hotels that have lost a lot of business, due to the Mexican violence and restricted corporate travel, the increase could be detrimental to the industry.

Polls will be open at 7 AM all across the upper Valley and close at 7 PM. HERE are the polling locations for residents to place their votes.

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