LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Scott and Carencro are both eyeing hotel taxes and are following in the footsteps of Youngsville, where voters last year approved a 4 percent tax on hotel and motel bills. The Advocate reports the state Legislature would need to approve the tax elections, but both cities have filed formal notices of intent to seek legislative approval in the session that begins in March.
There are three hotels in Scott, and Mayor Purvis Morrison said a tax of 5 percent on hotel bills there would generate about $100,000 a year. The Carencro City Council voted last year to move forward with a hotel tax proposal, but Mayor Glenn Brasseaux said there is no firm timeline for an election should the Legislature give its approval.