Mayor Jeff Underhill and Junction City Manager Allen Dinkel approached the Geary County Commission about possibly transferring control of the Geary County Conventions and Visitors Bureau to the city and allowing the city to put its own transient guest tax in place.

Transient guest tax is a tax levied on visitors to the community when they stay overnight in Geary County hotels. The money generated by this tax can be used to “put heads in beds — ” meaning it can be used on things that bring visitors in from outside Geary County and lead to them staying overnight in hotels.