A couple of corrections were warranted in the article “‘Not even one member’ supports lodging tax increase,” published in the Dec. 25, 2014 issue of Lagniappe. The article listed the lodging tax rate within the city of Mobile at 17 percent, which was taken from study conducted by HVS Consulting and Valuation Services that was obtained through the Mobile Area Lodging Association. The actual lodging tax rate within the city of Mobile is 14 percent, which is derived from a 4 percent state tax, a 2 percent county tax and an 8 percent city tax. The article also said the Mobile County Commission’s planned soccer complex would cost $20.7 million in its first phase. However, that figure is actually the estimated cost of the facility’s first two phases.
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