Okaloosa municipalities list top proposed bed-tax funded projects

CRESTVIEW — A potential swimming and diving center in Niceville and a possible land purchase to expand public beach access in Destin are among local municipalities’ top bed tax-funded projects heading into fiscal year 2023.

Those and other items received the Okaloosa County Commission’s go-ahead last Tuesday when it approved various municipal bed tax expenditure plans in a 4-0 vote. Commissioner Trey Goodwin had an excused absence from the meeting.

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Expenses of the county Tourist Development Council are funded by the bed tax paid by people staying overnight at lodgings in the county’s bed tax district.

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