FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: NEWS ADVISORY D.C. Mayor to Convene First Meeting of E-Commerce Task Force Collecting Sales Taxes on Electronic Commerce Tops Agenda
CONTACT: NEWS ADVISORY D.C. Mayor to Convene First Meeting of E-Commerce Task Force
D.C. Mayor to Convene First Meeting of E-Commerce Task Force
Collecting Sales Taxes on Electronic Commerce Tops Agenda
WASHINGTON, DC -- District of Columbia Mayor Anthony A. Williams will preside over the first meeting of The U.S. Conference of Mayors Task Force on Electronic Commerce and Internet Technology on November 16. Mayors who serve on the Task Force will hear expert testimony and engage in a discussion on effectively applying sales taxes to commercial transactions that occur on the Internet. The Task Force has been charged by Denver Mayor and Conference President Wellington E. Webb with recommending policy and legislative strategy to help cities win approval of legislation that will enable them to collect sales taxes on electronic commerce.
In addition, Mayors will address methodologies for attracting Internet businesses to cities, the use of technologies to improve city services, and closing the "digital divide".
WHEN: Tuesday, November 16, 1999, 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Jefferson Junior High School Library, 801 Seventh St. S.W., Washington, D.C.
I. Chairmanís Opening Remarks
II. Members Opening Remarks
III. Brief Overview of Big 7 Proposal and Strategy
A. Streamlined Sales Tax System for the 21st Century
B. Using Electronic Commerce to Generate Economic Development
C. Using Technology To Improve The Delivery of Services
D. The Digital Divide
V. Discussion of Draft Resolution
TASK FORCE MEMBERS:
Jefferson Junior High School has been noted by Mayor Williams for its state-of-the-art technology and computer lab training facility. Reporters interested in an early afternoon tour of the facility should contact the Conference for scheduling.
The U. S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are about 1,100 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the Mayor.