The Dunwoody City Council voted against a move Feb. 15 to raise the hotel and motel tax that would have generated $1.2 million to support the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

The Council’s vote ran counter to a recommendation by the board of the Convention and Visitors Bureau to raise the tax to 6 percent from the current 5 percent.

Over three years, the tax was projected to raise $1.2 million. Half woud have been dedicated to operating the museum, now located in Macon. The other half would have been used to market the museum by the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The tax would have bolstered a package to lure the museum, which is being pursued by the Dunwoody Music Conservancy Inc. The authority that oversees the museum is expected to recommend a location for the museum.

Dunwoody, Athens, Woodstock and a group from Macon are pursuing the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.

– Jason Massad