- In other action
On Wednesday, the Lodi City Council approved by a 4-0 vote a resolution approving a 3 percent levy of hotels and motels within the Lodi Tourism Business Improvement District.
The levy will help the district market Lodi as a tourist destination through the Visit Lodi! Conference and Visitors Bureau’s website, as well as fund projects, programs and activities that will benefit the 17 hotels and motels within the district boundaries, according to staff.
With the levy, the district expects to generate $335,000 in income, staff reports state.
That will help market Lodi through the Bay Area Travel Show in Jan. 2014, as well as partner with the Central Valley Tourism Center to promote the city next year.
In addition, the Visit Lodi! website will offer LodiView, a monthly e-publication highlighting local events and activities of interest to tourists. Staff reports state LodiView currently has more than 5,000 subscribers.
The website will also produce quarterly electronic postcards to be emailed to potential tourists, linking them to www.visitlodi.com for special offers and visitor information.
The campaign will produce a visitor guide for distribution this summer, a visitor attraction map and guide, and a festival and events calendar.
There was no council discussion or comments from the public on this agenda item, although the council did open and close a public hearing.
— Wes Bowers
Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 am
The city of Lodi must restart the process of preparing for future water rate increases because of a computer error.
The Lodi City Council voted 4-0 on Wednesday night to have the city’s Public Works Department resend a letter to residents explaining Proposition 218 and why future water, wastewater and solid waste rate increases are needed.
Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 am.