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File #: 2020-528    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action:
Title: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-117 CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION INCREASING THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX BY 3%; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-118 AUTHORIZING THE DRAFTING OF DIRECT ARGUMENTS, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENT(S) AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS, REGARDING A CITY MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-119 PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS REGARDING A CITY MEASURE, ENTITLED CARSON ESSENTIAL SERVICES PROTECTION MEASURE SUBMITTED AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020; AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2010 AMENDING SECTION 6402 OF CHAPTER 4 OF ARTICLE 6 OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE, THEREBY INCREASING THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX RATE BY 3% (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 20-117 Calling for Election on TOT Measure and requesting Consolidation, 2. Resolution No. 20-118 Authorizing Direct Arguments and Orderdering Drafting of Impartial Analysis, 3. Resolution No. 20-119 Authorizing Rebuttal Arguments, 4. Proposed TOT Tax Ordinance 20-2010
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Discussion


SUBJECT:
Title
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-117 CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION INCREASING THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX BY 3%; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-118 AUTHORIZING THE DRAFTING OF DIRECT ARGUMENTS, SETTING PRIORITIES FOR FILING WRITTEN ARGUMENT(S) AND DIRECTING THE CITY ATTORNEY TO PREPARE AN IMPARTIAL ANALYSIS, REGARDING A CITY MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-119 PROVIDING FOR THE FILING OF REBUTTAL ARGUMENTS REGARDING A CITY MEASURE, ENTITLED CARSON ESSENTIAL SERVICES PROTECTION MEASURE SUBMITTED AT THE GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020; AND CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2010 AMENDING SECTION 6402 OF CHAPTER 4 OF ARTICLE 6 OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE, THEREBY INCREASING THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX RATE BY 3% (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The current transient occupancy tax is a general tax at the rate of 9%. The resolutions will allow the City to submit to the voters at the November 3, 2020 Presidential General Election a Measure to increase the transient occupancy tax rate by 3% (i.e., from 9% to 12%) in the City of Carson ("TOT Measure").
If adopted, these resolutions would accomplish the following: (1) submitting TOT Measure to the voters, and requesting consolidation of the same with the November 3, 2020, Statewide General Election; (2) directing the drafting of direct arguments, setting the order in which the direct arguments are chosen if more than one are submitted, and directing the drafting of an impartial analysis; and (3) authorizing rebuttal arguments.

II. RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

TAKE the following actions:

1. APPROVE Resolution No. 20-117 "A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CARSON, CALIFORNIA, CALLING AND GIVING NOTICE OF THE HOLDING OF A GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020, FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUBMITTING TO THE VOTERS A MEASURE, ENTITLED...

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