Occupancy Tax

Articles and Opinion Pieces

Transform tourism? TDA accountability? (Ami Worthen, April 2020) – https://amiworthen.com/2020/04/27/transform-tourism-tda-accountability/

empire exposed and dreams of a just transition (Ami Worthen, March 2020) – https://amiworthen.com/2020/03/18/empire-exposed-and-dreams-of-a-just-transition/ (includes text of my letter to the state reps, commissioners, council)

Regarding possible change to Buncombe County occupancy tax allocation (Kim Roney, March 2020) – https://kimroney4asheville.com/2020/03/regarding-potential-change-to-buncombe-occupancy-tax-allocation/

Not another bad deal (Ami Worthen, March 2020) – https://amiworthen.com/2020/03/09/not-another-bad-deal/

Beyond the TDA (Ami Worthen, February 2020) – https://amiworthen.com/2020/02/20/beyond-the-tda/

The Buncombe TDA spends millions on unsustainable tourism, and we can stop it (Ami Worthen, Citizen-Times, November 2019) – https://amiworthen.com/the-tda-spends-millions-on-unsustainable-tourism-and-we-can-stop-it/

Abolish the TDA (Ami Worthen, Asheville Blade, October 2019) – https://ashevilleblade.com/?p=3742

Tourism opposes a tax on the rest of us (Geoff Kemmish, Mountain Xpress, December 2019) – https://mountainx.com/opinion/letter-tourism-imposes-tax-on-the-rest-of-us/

On the defensive – TDA board members react to criticism (Mountain Xpress, November 2019) – https://mountainx.com/news/tda-board-members-push-back-on-negative-tourism-views/

Buncombe Tourism Officials Call Barrage of Criticism Divisive, Untrue (Ashevegas, November 2019) – https://ashvegas.com/buncombe-tourism-officials-call-barrage-of-criticism-divisive-untrue 

TDA board process lacked transparency (Citizen-Times, November 2019) –
https://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2019/11/10/chow-chow-funding-process-buncombe-tda-lacked-transparency-opinion/2524035001/

The Tourism Machine (Matilda Bliss, Asheville Blade, April 2019) – https://ashevilleblade.com/?p=3607

New figures show Asheville subsidizing hotel industry (Citizen-Times, October 2018) –
https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2018/10/11/asheville-mayor-esther-manheimer-city-subsidizing-hotels-new-numbers-show/1592971002/?fbclid=IwAR3H17OXqZP1N913UvPJY-dEPRukSQxv5XRD0gNXvv1SyhpSSWilAEPoFcQ

Asheville residents to Buncombe County TDA: stop hotel room tax shenanigans (Ashevegas, June 2015) – https://ashvegas.com/asheville-residents-to-buncombe-county-tda-stop-hotel-room-tax-shenanigans

Buncombe County Room Tax Increase Proposed (Citizen-Times, May 2015) – https://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/05/27/buncombe-room-tax-increase-plan-emerges-legislature/28029147/?fbclid=IwAR3NKtWaEKvnu8RyrURZ-F7zNjVYezVcjFsb8V43FBoYFfiss9dvwYaAvpg

Statutes

Occupancy Tax statute

Occupancy Tax statute including Buncombe County specifics

A Profile of NC Occupancy Taxes and their Allocation (Magellan Group, July 2018) –
https://www.ncrla.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/NC-Occupancy-Tax-Profile.-July-2018.-Version-5.0-Final.pdf