Transient Occupancy Tax Results for Santa Barbara

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Source: City of Santa Barbara

The City of Santa Barbara collected approximately $1.91 million in transient occupancy taxes (TOT) for June 2019, which is 8.2% above June of last year. 

The City has collected approximately $19.5 million in TOT revenues for fiscal year 2019, which runs from July 1 through June 30.  The City’s adopted TOT budget is $19,605,700.

The Transient Occupancy Tax table can be viewed here.

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a-1563632347 Jul 20, 2019 07:19 AM
Transient Occupancy Tax Results for Santa Barbara

They are being taxed by a system that use them when they were useful and now they are disposable. After all, there’s a war against poverty, while there is no federal inheritance tax For the first $11 million of one’s estate.

SantaBarbaraObserver Jul 20, 2019 09:16 AM
Transient Occupancy Tax Results for Santa Barbara

The city misses their projections once again even though the avg price for a hotel room has risen 10-15% in the last couple of years and occupancy rates have remained high. All this has pushed the total revenue figure higher and yet they are still missing their projections! That's the equivalent to a MLB pitcher throwing the ball slower and slower to the best hitter in the game and watching them swing and miss until they strike out...again and again. I cannot imagine a more inept group of managers than the fools who run this city. Even in the best of times, they cannot get it right. The economy is BOOMING and they cannot hit their "modest" goals. What will happen when the economy downshifts? They will be digging ever deeper into your kids piggy bank and your wallet to pay for their ineptitude and years of gross mismanagement. Thanks Murillo, you're doing a heck of a job!

a-1563659723 Jul 20, 2019 02:55 PM
Transient Occupancy Tax Results for Santa Barbara

Transient Occupancy.. lol. How long till the PC police get a hold of this one? Literally? Only about 50% of the transients that occupy are paying their taxes. I say start collecting cans as compensation! We want your plastic bags too! Pay up you free loading transients! Free loading... How Ironic.

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