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Memo to Council: More information needed

So far, I haven't met anyone who objects to the goals of Williamsburg City Council's proposed Tourism Development Fund. Tourism is a centerpiece of the local economy; making that stronger is generally good.

What is objectionable is the introduction of a brand new local tax and the proposal to increase two others without having fleshed out the details of how they'd work and how the money would be spent.

What is objectionable is the sudden speed at which decisions need to be made.

What is objectionable is the assumption that all of the "tourism stakeholders" who needed to be briefed on the plan were: the Chamber & Tourism Alliance, Williamsburg Area...