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File #: 22-236    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 2/22/2022 In control: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 3/1/2022 Final action: 3/1/2022
Title: Introduction of an Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt Amending Sections 712-2(b) and 712-3 of Chapter 2, Division 1 of Title VII to the Humboldt County Code Relating to the Transient Occupancy Tax
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Attachment 1 - TOT Amendment Ordinance, 3. Attachment 2 - pre adoption summary, 4. Attachment 3 - post adoption summary

To: Board of Supervisors

From: County Administrative Office

Agenda Section: Departmental

SUBJECT:

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Introduction of an Ordinance of the Board of Supervisors of the County of Humboldt Amending Sections 712-2(b) and 712-3 of Chapter 2, Division 1 of Title VII to the Humboldt County Code Relating to the Transient Occupancy Tax
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors:
1. Introduce the attached ordinance and waive the first reading;
2. Set the Ordinance for adoption on March 8, 2022;
3. Direct the Clerk of the Board to publish the pre-adoption summary of the ordinance and to post a certified copy of the full text of the proposed ordinance in the office of the Clerk of the Board, both the publication and posting to be done at least 5 days prior to the Board meeting at which the ordinance will be adopted [Government Code section 25124(b)(1)]; and
4. Direct the Clerk of the Board, within 15 days after the adoption of the ordinance, to publish a post-adoption summary of the ordinance with the names of the Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance, and to post in the office of the Clerk of the Board a certified copy of the full text of the adopted ordinance and amendments along with the names of those Supervisors voting for and against the ordinance [Government Code section 25124(b)(1)].

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
General Fund (1100), Hotel Motel Tax (107010)

DISCUSSION:
On June 15, 2021 your Board received a report regarding a number of update and reform issues that have been identified by staff and/or stakeholders that could warrant placing proposals on the ballot for voters to decide. At that meeting your Board directed staff to engage with a firm to conduct public opinion research on the county's transient occupancy tax (TOT), abandoned vehicle abatement program and reform regarding the county's cannabis excise tax.

In November, the firm FM3 conducted a survey of approximately 600 likely voters, almost evenly...

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