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File #: 18-6625   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/6/2018
Posting Language: Public Hearings on the advisability of creating a Tourism Public Improvement District and the Assessment Rate of 1.25% of gross short-term room rental revenue as a special assessment on qualifying property within the Tourism Public Improvement District boundaries.
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 2018-06-21-0500
Related files: 18-6593, 18-6626
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DEPARTMENT: Finance

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Troy Elliott

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City-wide

SUBJECT:

Public Hearings on advisability of creation of the San Antonio Public Improvement District and the associated assessment rate and an Ordinance creating the San Antonio Tourism Public Improvement District; specifying the nature and cost of the proposed improvements; establishing District boundaries; specifying the method of assessment; providing for the apportionment of costs between the City and the District; levying an assessment rate of 1.25% of the gross hotel room night revenue of qualified hotels within the District; and providing for the method of payment of the assessment.

SUMMARY:

This Ordinance authorizes the creation of the San Antonio Tourism Public Improvement District (SATPID) designed to protect and grow San Antonio's $13.6 billion visitor industry and its associated market share. The ordinance specifies the nature and cost of the proposed improvements, sets forth the SATPID's boundaries, specifies the method of assessment, provides for the apportionment of costs between the City and the District, levies an assessment rate of 1.25% of the gross hotel room night revenue of qualified hotels within the District and provides for the method of payment of the assessment.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Visitor Industry is a key economic generator for the City of San Antonio with a $13.6 billion annual economic impact. Additionally, San Antonio hosts approximately 30 million visitors annually and provides for more than 130,000 local jobs. The significance of Visit San Antonio's (VSA) efforts working jointly with its partners is directly connected to the success of San Antonio's visitor industry.

VSA is tasked with the sales, marketing and promotion of San Antonio to convention, group and leisure visitors. VSA acted as a City department through September 2016. Beginning in October 2016, City Council approved its transition to a 501c(6) public/private e...

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