Stand up for the workforce

Lodging Tax Extension:
An Opportunity Realized

The availability and affordability of workforce housing and childcare has been an issue in the Estes Valley for decades. Until now, a consistent, meaningful funding mechanism to finance work on these issues has not been available. Fortunately, the lodging tax extension (ballot initiative 6E) passed on November 8 and the expanded use of lodging taxes for workforce housing and childcare investments is now allowed. This funding mechanism is the pathway to making significant, positive impacts on these two issues.