City seeks tourism grant applicants

October 2, 2012

The committee responsible for doling out lodging tax dollars for tourism projects and programs is accepting grant applications.

The municipal Lodging Tax Advisory Committee plans to distribute about $85,000 in 2013. Past recipients include the Issaquah Visitor’s Center, Issaquah History Museums and the Issaquah Chamber of Commerce Festivals Office.

The 1 percent lodging tax is collected by three hotels and motels. Under state law, revenue can only be used to pay all or any part of tourism promotion, acquisition of tourism-related facilities or the operation of tourism-related facilities.

Find the application on the city’s website, www.ci.issaquah.wa.us. The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Oct. 22.

Contact city Economic Development Manager Andrea Lehner at 837-3424 or andreal@ci.issaquah.wa.us.

Pick up free Issaquah bike map

August 23, 2009

NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 23, 2009

Cyclists pedaling through Issaquah will find it easier to discover the city’s bike paths and trails. A new, free bike map is available at bike stores and the Issaquah Visitor Information Center.

The map recommends rides around Issaquah and alerts cyclists to potential hazards, such as narrow road shoulders. Pick up a copy of the map at the visitor center, 155 N.W. Gilman Blvd.; Bicycle Center of Issaquah, 111 Front St. N.; or Veloce Velo, 98 Front St. S. The map is also available at the Getting Around Issaquah Together Web site.

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