We do think the County Legislature should do something to prove to lodging owners that the tourism promotion money will be fairly distributed. The best idea would be to promote the county as a whole, not individual towns. That is the approach Gov. Andrew Cuomo suggested in his State of the State address, his point — a valid one — being that it is better to promote the region than to pit one community against another.
We hope the bed tax will be seen more favorably at the next hearing — set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the County Courthouse in Malone — because it is too beneficial to all residents and businesses for the county to pass up.