Golden Heart Plaza

Golden Heart Plaza in downtown Fairbanks.

The Fairbanks City Council adopted a new way to distribute its hotel room rental tax (or bed tax) Monday night, changing a long-standing formula after months of discussion.

The adopted ordinance was originally sponsored by Councilmember Lonny Marney but postponed until May 8. The final version includes amendments from Marney and Councilmembers Crystal Tidwell and John Ringstad.

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