Dothan’s financial director says city is doing well moneywise despite pandemic

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan’s financial director says the city has done surprisingly well over the last year despite COVID-19.

According to Lisa Reeder, sales tax revenue has done well, however, lodging tax revenue is down as less people chose to travel during the pandemic.

She’s hopeful the lodging tax will improve as events begin to start up again.

“I budget conservatively because you don’t know when there might be something like a pandemic that could affect our sales tax,” Reeder said. “So we don’t want to depend on 100 percent of what we’ve received in previous years.”

This is the second year of a two-year budget cycle.

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