Dallas City Council approves an ordinance ordering a special election to be held on the November 8, 2022
On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council approved an ordinance calling a special election for a proposition to be placed on the November 8, 2022 ballot. The proposition is on the question of approving and implementing a resolution designating the expansion of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas and certain improvements at Fair Park within the city as venue projects pursuant to Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 334, more commonly referred to as the “Brimer Bill,” and a designated method of financing for the expansion of Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) and certain Fair Park improvements.
If approved by a majority of qualified voters of the City of Dallas, the Brimer Bill allows a two percent increase in the city’s hotel occupancy tax, as a designated method of financing these venue projects, bringing the hotel occupancy tax from 13 percent to 15 percent. Hotel occupancy taxes are paid by individuals renting Dallas hotel rooms.