Smoking, lodging discussed

The City Council covered a tremendous amount of ground during its two-hour work session prior to Monday’s regular meeting, discussing everything from a potential smoking ban and lodging tax to regional cooperation for future grant requests and the potential creation of regional transportation hubs

Regarding adoption of a lodging tax, City Attorney David Conner presented a draft proposal to council members based primarily on the policies in place in Daphne and Fairhope. He said Fairhope, Daphne, Robertsdale and Foley each levy a 4 percent lodging tax; Loxley’s tax is 3 percent; Silverhill does not impose one; and Mobile’s is 8 percent.

Smoking, lodging discussed

Smoke ’em if got ’em and tax ’em if you can.