Teton County residents no longer get to vote on a tax that critics contend primarily benefits the resort industry and drives unsustainable levels of growth.

In 2018 the county voted to approve the 2% local lodging tax for another four years. If nothing had changed it would have appeared as a referendum item on this year’s ballot.

Contact Evan Robinson-Johnson at 732-5901 or ERJ@jhnewsandguide.com.

Evan Robinson-Johnson covers issues residents face on a daily basis, from smoky skies to housing insecurity. Originally from New England, he has settled in east Jackson and avoids crowds by rollerblading through the alleyways.

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