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Lodging tax for Charleston being considered

CHARLESTON — Coos County voters will be asked in the November election whether the unincorporated Charleston area should impose a lodging tax on its short-term rentals. The Coos County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a second reading of a resolution at a hearing Aug. 4 to ask voters to approve the proposed 9.5% tax. The ordinance will not go into effect unless approved by voters on the Nov. 3 General Election. The proposed 9.5% tax on short-term lodging in the Charleston area would mirror the tax imposed by the cities of Coos Bay and North Bend and allow promotion of tourism in the area, according to an explanatory statement on the issue. The tax would only be paid by those using...


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