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ORLANDO HOTELIERS TAX THEMSELVES FOR STADIUM
Published September 23, 1994
The Central Florida Hotel and Motel Association's board of directors supported a "tourist tax increase on their industry" to help Orlando's bid for a MLB franchise. The hoteliers supported a $.01 increase to the $.04 tourist tax on Orange County hotel rooms to help finance a $150M ballpark should Orlando get an expansion team. The support of the industry was "key" to the expansion efforts, and the three principals behind Orlando's bid -- Boca Racon Real Estate investor Norton Herrick, and Denver partners Paul Jacobs and Steve Kurtz -- were "pleased" by the vote. County commissioners are "expected" to approve the raise by mid-October (Lawrence Lebowitz, ORLANDO SENTINEL, 9/23).