New Citizen Group Formed To Press For New Taxes
'For A Better Loveland' is a group formed to promote a lodging tax in Loveland and perhaps a city convention center in or near Centerra.
Ironically, the Loveland Chamber of Commerce advertises the fact Loveland has no lodging taxes (a tax charged on hotel guests) in hope of attracting more visitors but as the same time helped to form a group to create a lodging tax!
Twice rejected by voters, Loveland's City Manager and other advocates of the tax have been working behind the scenes to create the appearance of wide public support. First, a citizen advisory committee presented the city council with a plan prepared largely by city staff and now a group looking to make things "better" will conclude this tax is needed after they stage a public meeting and input April 22.
(Note added April 15) Ms. Stockman has announced she is now instead returning to her native Wyoming to live.