Richland County's tourist-tax committee meets Friday afternoon

Friday is the inaugural meeting of a Richland County Council committee that’s suggesting how to revamp use of $5.4 million a year in tourist-tax revenues.

Members appointed from city districts are Damon Jeter and Greg Pearce and those representing unincorporated areas are Norman Jackson, Jim Manning and Torrey Rush.

The committee will make recommendations on how to define tourism projects, shift funds from city-based groups to county projects and funding studies for new projects. It is to report back to the council by October.

The meeting, which is open to the public, starts at 3 p.m. in the 4th floor conference room of the county administration building, 2020 Hampton St.