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Full Text of Measure U (2000 November)

The full text of this measure was copied from the Santa Cruz County Elections Department Website, www.votescount.com.

City of Santa Cruz Transient Occupancy Tax

ORDINANCE NO. 2000-
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ AMENDING SECTION 3.28.030 OF THE SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX

BE IT ORDAINED By The City Of Santa Cruz As Follows:

Section 1. Section 3.28.030 of the Santa Cruz Municipal Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 3.28.030 Tax Imposed.

(a) For the privilege of occupancy in any hotel, each transient is subject to and shall pay a tax in an amount of twelve percent of the rent charged by the operator. The tax constitutes a debt owed by the transient to the City which is extinguished only by payment by the operator to the City. The transient shall pay the tax to the operator of the hotel at the time the rent is paid. If the rent is paid in installments, a proportionate share of the tax shall be paid with each installment. The unpaid tax shall be due upon the transient's ceasing to occupy space in the hotel. If for any reason the tax is not paid to the operator of the hotel, the Director of Finance may require that such tax shall be paid directly to the Director of Finance.

16.6% (2/12) of the revenues generated by the transient occupancy tax imposed by this Chapter shall be dedicated to a fund used exclusively by the City to provide and underwrite services for homeless persons in the City. The remaining revenues shall be deposited in the City's general fund."

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force upon certification of the election by the County Clerk."

 

 

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