Coquille Tribe no longer paying a local hotel occupancy tax
As part of a settlement, the Coquille Tribe is no longer paying a hotel occupancy tax to the city of North Bend, Oregon.

The tribe was paying the tax as part of a municipal services agreement. The payments stopped last year and the city filed a lawsuit in state court.

Mediation led to a settlement in which the tribe agreed to continue paying for police, fire and sewer services. But the hotel tax is no longer part of the deal -- the Mill Casino-Hotel is on trust land.

The city will lose out on nearly $200,000 in the next fiscal year as result of the change. But the tribe has proposed to put money into the Coos Bay-North Bend Visitor & Convention Bureau in exchange for representation on the board.

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