Council brakes on vacation rental tax

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Officials to gather more info in lieu of November ballot question

  The Ouray City Council is backing away from a proposal to ask voters in November to tax the owners of short-term rental units, deciding instead to direct staff to gather more information about a range of issues related to affordable housing. With Councilor Dee Hilton absent, the rest of the council informally agreed during a work session Aug. 1 to table Mayor Pam Larson's idea to tax vacation…

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