UPDATE MARCH 30, 2020:  The following City of Williamsburg buildings and facilities are closed to the public through April 23:  Municipal Building, Stryker Center, Quarterpath Recreation Center, Waller Mill Park, Police Department and Fire Station (only required staff will be at work, others will be teleworking). Governor Northam issued a "stay at home" executive order through June 10, 2020. Business assistance information can be found here. The City's telephone hotline (for city service questions):  (757) 259-7200 and the Virginia Health Dept. call center (for COVID-19 questions/concerns):  (757) 594-7069.

Tourism Development Fund FAQs

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  • Why do we need a Tourism Development Fund (TDF)?

  • What types of projects could be funded by the TDF?

  • How much would taxes increase if the TDF is approved?

  • Why can’t the City fund the TDF using existing revenues?

  • Is anyone able to apply for funding?

  • How would the TDF money be distributed?

  • Why does the City have to fund the projects?

  • How did City Council decide on a Tourism Development Fund?

  • Will unspent TDF money rollover into the next year?

  • How does the TDF differ from the City’s Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)?

  • Where has a TDF been successful in a similar market to ours?

  • How will we determine the success of the TDF?