Measure 21-165. This measure enacted Ordinance Number 485 to increase the County transient room tax an additional 1%, from 9% to 10%, effective July 1, 2016. The new tax revenue is currently dedicated to increase support for the redevelopment of the fairgrounds (County Commons), and also be available for operations of the facilities at that location.
The Lincoln County Commons (Fairgrounds), home of the Lincoln County Fair, has suffered from decades of neglect. Voters set in motion immediate steps to restore this vital asset by voting YES on Measure 21 -165.
Yes: 9,549 - 60%
No: 6,310 - 40%
The enhanced Commons will be a central meeting place for youth development, cultural attractions and community development.