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ORDINANCE NO. 2003- 12 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 3.16 TO NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO <br />UNIFORM TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX <br />WHEREAS, Newport Beach Municipal Code Chapter 3.16 establishes a Uniform <br />Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) of nine percent (9 %) of the rental rate on hotel <br />guests during the first 30 days of their stay. <br />WHEREAS, the TOT is the City's third highest general fund revenue source <br />WHEREAS, the City Council formed the Policies on Resort Taxation (PORT) <br />Committee to address the subjects of timeshare uses and extended stay hotels. <br />WHEREAS, the PORT Committee recommended changes to the TOT ordinance. <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to implement the changes proposed by the <br />PORT committee. <br />NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach, California, HEREBY <br />ORDAINS as follows: <br />Chapter 3.16 <br />UNIFORM TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX <br />Sections: <br />3.16.010 <br />Short Title. <br />3.16.020 <br />Definitions. <br />3.16.030 <br />Tax Imposed. <br />3.16.040 <br />Exemptions. <br />3.16.050 <br />Operator's Collection Duties. <br />3.16.060 <br />Registration of Hotel. <br />3.16.070 <br />Reporting and Remitting. <br />3.16.075 <br />Duty of Successor of Operator. <br />3.16.080 <br />Penalties and Interest. <br />3.16.085 <br />False and Fraudulent Reports; Penalties. <br />3.16.090 <br />Enforcement Proceedings; Appeal. <br />3.16.110 <br />Records. <br />3.16.115 <br />Divulging Information Prohibited. <br />3.16.120 <br />Refunds. <br />3.16.130 <br />Tax Declared a Debt -- Action to Collect. <br />3.16.140 <br />Penalty for Violations. <br />3.16.145 <br />Notice. <br />1 <br />