Finance, Pensions and Intergovernmental Affairs Steering Committee: Fiscal Policy and Pensions Subcommittee Meeting

Feb. 20, 2016 , 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
2016 NACo Legislative Conference
Roosevelt 5 (Exhibition Level)

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Issues – This discussion, led by a former Department of Justice Attorney, will focus on the various scenarios, current and on the horizon, which counties face regarding ADA compliance.

  • Bruce Adelson, CEO, Federal Compliance Consulting, LLC

The Sharing Economy and Its Impact on Local Lodging Taxes – Technology continues to play a significant role in changing the face of the traditional marketplace and reshaping how consumers access goods and services. Come hear a discussion on how one such platform, Airbnb, is impacting the lodging industry and the resulting taxes local governments are able to collect.

  • Troy Flanagan, Vice President, State and Local Government Affairs, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Dark Store Theory and Its Impact on Property Taxes – In recent years, some states and their local governments are grappling with the emerging ‘dark store’ theory that has essentially allowed big box retailers to disrupt traditional property tax assessments. Come hear from counties currently impacted and learn how they are confronting the issue.

  • Sonny Brasfield, Executive Director, Association of County Commissions of Alabama