Cedar Park - Leander Edition | January 2020

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Cedar Park’s public transit study gauges public transportation needs, costs and options for the city over the next ve years. The study aims to: Explore travel patterns and demographics Review existing public and private transit Get feedback from residents and stakeholders Review services oered in cities similar to Cedar Park Detail costs and benets of each option

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SOURCE: CITY OF CEDAR PARKCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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The city of Cedar Park has been in the process of completing and releasing a transit study. road to better transit The

SEPTEMBER Project starts: Begin collecting data and identify priorities. OCTOBERDECEMBER Conditions: Study existing infrastructure, services and markets.

JANUARYFEBRUARY Engage: Speak with residents and stakeholders.

SUMMER 2019 Final report: Begin nal draft of transit study.

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MARCHJUNE Present potential transit options and costs.

EARLY 2020 Study made public: The nal version will be made public.

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Westbound trac backs on up Whitestone Boulevard on the afternoon of Jan. 3. (Brian Perdue/Community Impact Newspaper)

As Cedar Park’s annual hotel occupancy tax, or HOT, revenue is expected to top $1 million in scal year 2019- 20—and Leander begins receiving HOT revenue with the opening of its rst hotel—city ocials say they are consid- ering how to best allocate funding to deserving entities. On Dec. 13, Community Impact Newspaper received Cedar Park’s hotel tax revenue for the scal year that ended Sept. 30. That total—$953,911—represents a 22.1% increase over the previous year and a nearly 300% increase over the rst year the city collected HOT reve- nue in 2009. Nine hotels are in the city limits, according to Cedar Park spokesperson Fran Irwin. CONTINUED ON 42 Cities prepare to reapmore hotel tax revenue in 2020 BY BRIAN PERDUE

Since scal year 2008-09, Cedar Park’s nine hotels have generated more than $6.3 million in hotel occupancy tax, or HOT, revenue, which is required by law to be spent on items that promote tourism and hotel occupancy.

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2009 2010 2011 2012 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013

$239,215.89 $287,137.25

La Quinta Inn & Suites Motel 6, Candlewood Suites

Three Cedar Park hotels opened before hotel tax revenue began:

$402,180.31 $426,583.91

QUALITY INN :

OPENED 1998 OPENED 1999

$525,259.82 $542,872.05

HOTEL TAX REVENUE SOURCE: CITY OF CEDAR PARK COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

The Bungalows

BEST WESTERN CEDAR INN:

$637,096.07

SpringHill Suites by Marriott

$696,739.53

$811,908.75 $781,500.97

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS:

Hyatt Place

OPENED

2001

$953,911.00 TOTAL: $6,304,405.55

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