Lodgers Tax board faces criticism by AG, cancels meeting

Lodgers Tax board faces criticism by AG, cancels meeting

From the Las Vegas Optic

The Las Vegas Lodgers Tax Advisory Board rescheduled this week’s special meeting because it failed to post the agenda to its website 72 hours prior to the meeting, as required by law. The cancellation comes just weeks after the Office of the Attorney General ruled the board violated the state’s Open Meetings Act multiple times.

The meeting had been slated for Feb. 11 but has now been rescheduled for Feb. 18. This follows several other cancellations, most recently Jan. 14 and Feb. 4.

According to board member Allan Affeldt, the last time the board met was in August.

Lodging taxes collected by the city are earmarked for programs and advertising aimed at drawing more visitors to Las Vegas, but according to Affeldt, that can’t be achieved if the board doesn’t discuss recommendations on how to spend the money.