Allen County Council voted 4-3 on Aug. 15 in favor of increasing the county's Innkeepers Tax from 7 to 8%.
The additional money, estimated at $750,000, will be earmarked for tourism. Visit Fort Wayne, the local tourism bureau, has pushed for the increase for the last few years.
Council had delayed the vote from last month to further look at the ramifications of the increase.
See more here and in Aug. 23's Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly.