In November 2011, the voters within the City of Brighton approved a 3% tax on short-term lodging of less than 30 days, which took effective January 1, 2012. The Brighton Municipal Code (Section 3-40-50) identifies using the Lodging Tax collected for the purpose of supporting economic development endeavors, special events, cultural arts facilities, advertising and marketing, and promoting tourism and other activities which utilize public accommodations within the City.
The City Code (Section 3-40-170) establishes the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to "study, investigate and advise the City Council" on the distribution of the revenues from the lodging tax "consistent with the provisions of Section 3-40-50 of the Code". The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee is composed of seven voting members, who are appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Council. For information on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, please contact the City Manager’s Office at 303-655-2043 or 303-655-2148.