Cedar Rapids weighs changes to hotel-motel tax revenue allocations to nonprofits

Cedar Rapids City Hall is seen photographed on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Changes to the city’s application for not-for-profit organizations seeking a share of Cedar Rapids’ hotel-motel tax revenues are likely to come before the 2023 budget year.

The Cedar Rapids City Council Finance and Administrative Services Committee has been in talks over the last several months with city staff about changing the application for not-for-profits seeking to tap into some of the tax revenue the city gains in from overnight guests.

After the revenue source took a hit in 2020 with the COVID-19