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File #: 2020-527    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. 20-120 APPROVING THE ORDINANCE AND 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 TRANSACTIONS AND USE GENERAL TAX MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-121 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, ENTITLED THE CARSON ESSENTIAL SERVICES PROTECTION MEASURE; CONSIDERATION RESOLUTION NO. 20-122 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; CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2009 ADDING CHAPTER 1.5 TO ARTICLE 6 OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE, THEREBY ESTABLISHING A TRANSACTIONS AND USE GENERAL TAX AT THE RATE OF .75% (CITY COUNCIL)
Attachments: 1. Resolution NO. 20-120 Calling for Election on Sales Tax Measure and requesting Consolidation, 2. Resolution NO. 20-121 Authorizing Direct Arguments and Ordering Drafting of Impartial Analysis, 3. Resolution NO. 20-122 Authorizing Rebuttal Arguments re Sales Tax Measure, 4. Ordinance No. 20-2009. Proposed Sales Tax Ordinance
Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, August 04, 2020
Discussion


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CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-120 APPROVING THE ORDINANCE AND 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 TRANSACTIONS AND USE GENERAL TAX MEASURE; CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 20-121 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, ENTITLED THE CARSON ESSENTIAL SERVICES PROTECTION MEASURE; CONSIDERATION RESOLUTION NO. 20-122 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; CONSIDERATION OF ORDINANCE NO. 20-2009 ADDING CHAPTER 1.5 TO ARTICLE 6 OF THE CARSON MUNICIPAL CODE, THEREBY ESTABLISHING A TRANSACTIONS AND USE GENERAL TAX AT THE RATE OF .75% (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

The combined sales tax rate in the City is 9.5% and of this amount, the City currently receives 1%. State law effectively caps this at 10.25%. This includes various sales taxes from other districts, including LA County. This leaves 0.75% that can be accessed by such other districts and the City. Thus, in order to ensure that the 0.75% may only be utilized for the benefit of the City and its residents, the City Council must consider whether to submit a Transactions and Use General Tax (commonly referred to as a "sales tax") measure at a rate of 0.75% to the voters at the November 3, 2020, election.
Further, if the proposed measure is approved by voters, the City would not begin collecting the 0.75% sales tax until another public agency with jurisdiction, such as LA County, qualifies a similar sales tax for the ballot. For example, if LA County qualifies a sales tax measure for the November 2022 election, then ...

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