Fort Myers council set to adjust budget in wake of Hurricane Ian

Fort Myers council set to adjust budget in wake of Hurricane Ian

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fort Myers’ Mayor Kevin Anderson explained why the current fiscal year budget that was approved back in September might change. The budget was approved and went into effect before Hurricane Ian. “We need to make sure that we have the funding available to provide the basic level of services,” Mayor Anderson … Read more

New Hamilton hotel tax takes effect in January

Hamilton’s Sheraton Hotel. According to tourism and culture director Carrie Brooks-Joiner, the industry is “anxious and supportive” of the investment the city’s new hotel tax will generate.

Guests staying in Hamilton hotels will pay a four per cent tax starting next year that’s meant to support local tourism. The municipal accommodation tax, which is to take effect Jan. 1, comes as the hospitality sector recovers from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry is “anxious and supportive” of the investment the … Read more

Mayor Cantrell’s upcoming trip to Singapore sparks questions as ordinance aims to limit travel expenses

Mayor Cantrell's upcoming trip to Singapore sparks questions as ordinance aims to limit travel expenses

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell refused to answer questions about her upcoming overseas trip Thursday, barring reporters from a photo opportunity at City Hall. A member of her staff answered some questions about her World Cities Summit trip to Singapore. “There was already an issue about the mayor antagonizing the City … Read more

Mayor Adams suing operators of ‘illegal’ hotel that posed as Airbnb in Midtown

Mayor Adams suing operators of 'illegal' hotel that posed as Airbnb in Midtown

City Hall is suing to try and shut down an allegedly illegal hotel that used Airbnb to advertise its rooms in a Manhattan apartment building, after repeated attempts at doing so out of court, city officials announced Tuesday. In a 41-page suit filed in New York State Supreme Court, Mayor Eric Adams’ administration claims real-estate … Read more