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File #: 19-1107    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 10/11/2019 In control: Finance & Governance Committee
On agenda: 11/18/2019 Final action: 11/19/2019
Title: A bill for an ordinance approving the 2020 Annual Plan and Operating Budget for the Denver Tourism Improvement District. Approves the 2020 Operating Plan and Budget for the citywide Denver Tourism Improvement District. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-22-19.
Indexes: Jonathan Griffin
Attachments: 1. BR19 1107 DOF Denver Tourism Impvt Dist, 2. BR19 1107 DOF Denver Tourism Impvt Dist Packet, 3. 19-1107 Filed Bill_Denver Tourism Improvement District 2020 Annual Plan, 4. 19 1107 DOF Denver Tourism Impvt Dist Packet, 5. 19-1107 Filed Bill_Denver Tourism Improvement District 2020 Annual Plan, 6. 19-1107 - signed, 7. 19-1107 A bill for an ordinance approving the 2020 Annual Plan and Operating Budget for the Denver Tourism Improvement District.

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Date Submitted: 10-11-19

 

Requesting Agency: Finance

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Subject Matter Expert Name:

Name:    Michael Kerrigan - Finance

Email:       michael.kerrigan@denvergov.org                                                                     

 

Item Title & Description:

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A bill for an ordinance approving the 2020 Annual Plan and Operating Budget for the Denver Tourism Improvement District.

Approves the 2020 Operating Plan and Budget for the citywide Denver Tourism Improvement District. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 10-22-19.

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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

 

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:

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The Denver Tourism Improvement District (the “TID”) creation ordinance requires the TID to submit to City Council an Annual Plan and Operating Budget for the upcoming year which will outline the TID’s revenues, expenditures, projects, and goals.  The ordinance represents the City’s approval of the Annual Plan and Operating Budget for the District.

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

The Denver Tourism Improvement District (the “TID”) was created when City Council passed ordinance number 2017-0883 and subsequently the TID electors approved the ability of the TID to levy a 1% tax on the purchase of lodging in the City and County of Denver.  The TID creation ordinance requires the TID to create an Annual Plan and Operating Budget and seek approval from City Council.  The Annual Plan and Operating Budget is the TID Board of Directors’ annual report outlining the TID’s revenues, expenditures, projects, and goals.  The Annual Plan and Operating Budget for the Denver Tourism Improvement District is submitted annually.

 

General Description of District and Location:  The TID boundaries are coterminous with the boundaries of the City and County of Denver and includes all lodging businesses with 50 or more rooms in the City.  As of the 2020 Annual Plan and Operating Budget, the TID expects to include 125 hotels by the end of 2019.

 

District Purpose: The TID was created with three primary purposes 1.) to pledge up to $3.8 million per year in support of the City’s certificate of participation financing for the Colorado Convention Center (CCC) expansion and improvement; 2.) to fund future capital improvements and maintenance for the CCC; 3.) to generate revenues for marketing and promotional use by Visit Denver to bring convention and leisure visitors to Denver. 

 

District Structure: The Board of Directors oversees the operations of the TID.  The Board has contracted with Visit Denver to provide management functions for the TID.  The Board is comprised of seven members.  After holding a public hearing, the Board has put forth the TID’s Annual Plan and Operating Budget.  The Plan proposes total expenditures of $10,555,000 of which $7,000,000 are for marketing and promotions, $3,450,000 are for payments in support of the City’s certificate of participation, and $105,000 are for administration.  The TID has no debt and will continue to assess a 1% tax on lodging purchases for 2020. 

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