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Harford seeks to boost tourism with help of proposed room tax
Harford seeks to boost tourism with help of proposed room tax

Harford County might not be a top tourism destination, but plenty of people travel there to work at Aberdeen Proving Ground or for sporting events such as the Cal Ripken World Series and youth lacrosse and soccer tournaments. Now Harford is considering a bill to join every other Maryland county in capitalizing on those overnight stays by levying a hotel room tax. The Harford County Council will hold a hearing Tuesday in Bel Air on the proposed 6 percent occupancy tax. "We are at the time we need to move ahead with it," said Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, who requested the bill's introduction last month. The tax would apply to stays of up to 30 consecutive days...

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