Oakland City Council approves plan to promote tourism

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
FILE - The Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California is seen in this undated image.
FILE - The Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California is seen in this undated image.
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A plan to bring more tourists into Oakland is moving forward.

The Oakland City Council has approved a plan by the Oakland Tourism Business Improvement District.

The three year, $1.6 million plan will help promote tourism in the city and it will be paid for by tourists themselves, with a $1.50 per night hotel assessment.

At least 2.6 million people visited Oakland last year spending nearly $1.5 billion.