Plans for increasing La Crosse’s hotel room tax will probably be put on the back burner Thursday night by the city council.
Last week, the council’s judiciary committee recommended a two-month delay of Mayor Tim Kabat’s idea to hike the 8-percent room tax to 11 percent.
The local tourism industry objected to such a large increase, fearing it might drive away convention business.
Meanwhile, the council is being asked to vote during the April meeting on the $42-million expansion plan for the La Crosse Center, that would avoid reducing the North Hall exhibit space.
Center leaders want a vote this month, to keep the project on schedule for completion by early 2021.