By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | The Republic
Tempe plans to give a $21 million tax break to land a hotel and conference center on Arizona State University land.
The Tempe City Council voted 6 to 1 to approve the deal on Thursday. Councilman Kolby Granville was the lone dissenter.
The Omni hotel project will pay almost no sales taxes or bed taxes for as long as 30 years. It also would pay no property tax because it would be on university-owned land at Mill Avenue and University Drive.