Published: Feb 06, 2013 12:28 PM EST
Updated: Feb 06, 2013 4:11 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A group of Collier County citizens are pushing for an increase in the tourist tax.

The list of Collier County beach projects in need of dredging and funding is growing. That's why the Collier Community Alliance, which is a group of citizens, wants to increase the tax from 4 percent to 5 percent.

Some hotel owners say the increase would be detrimental to business.

The group will present the idea at the Naples City Council meeting today. Ultimately, it will be up to the County Commission to approve the increase and decide what the funds should be used for.