Superior Council votes to create tourism commission
The Superior City Council voted Tuesday night to create a tourism commission.
It means 70 percent of funds generated from the hotel/motel room tax will go to the six-member commission for use to promote tourism in Superior. Currently, that money goes to Travel Superior.
Travel Superior has opposed the change.
The vote was 6-4 in Tuesday’s night’s special Committee of the Whole meeting.
The mayor says the tourism commission format will allow Superior to get bids for tourism marketing. The commission could still choose to award a contract to Travel Superior, which said at this point, it plans to submit a proposal.