Panel wants conference center money spent elsewhere

Peninsula Daily News


PORT ANGELES -- A city committee is recommending the city release $100,000 in bed taxes being reserved for marketing the Oak Street hotel and conference center to promote tourism, including ``Art on the Town.''

The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee made the recommendation to the City Council on Thursday morning.

``Some new events this fall could use more marketing,'' said committee member Bob Harbick, owner of Five Seasuns Bed & Breakfast.

Harbick said the events need to be built up this fall to make up for a slow spring. He noted events planned for October include History Weekend, Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival and the Strait Thunder Hydroplane Race.


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