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The Oklahoma City Council is hearing from residents about the proposed hotel tax increase

Oklahoma City leaders are considering giving residents the opportunity to double the city’s hotel tax. The council heard from citizens on Tuesday and most appear to support the proposal.

The proposal would increase the hotel tax from 5.5 percent to 9.25 percent, the first increase since 2004. The hotel tax is levied on lodging charges for hotel or home shares.

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The city estimates the change would save the city an additional $11 million. Those funds would go toward promoting tourism and city attractions.

The tax would supplement the city and state sales taxes, bringing the total to nearly 18 percent.

Councilors are expected to vote on the proposal next Tuesday.

If approved, it will go before voters on August 27.