Community Enhancement

FY 2024 ANNUAL BUDGET

The Community Enhancement Fund was created in 1992 to account for the receipt and use of room tax revenues. Since 1975, the City has levied a room tax on hotels and motels within the City limits, under authority of Wis. Stat. ยง66.0615. The tax was increased to 8% of gross room rental charges in 2009 as provided for in Chapter 3.20 of the City Code of Ordinances. The City allocates 70% of collected room taxes to Visit Eau Claire for tourism promotion and tourism development.


Objectives:

  • Collect room tax revenue for convention and tourism activities.
  • Budget room tax funds for complete distribution each year.

Outputs:

  • Allocate funds to Visit Eau Claire
  • Support for Fairfax Pool operations
  • Support for Fairfax Pool projects
  • Support for Parks projects

Community Enhancement Revenues & Other Financing Sources

Community Enhancement Expenditures & Other Financing Uses