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ORDINANCE NO. 2003 -13 <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, <br />AMENDING CHAPTER 3.28 TO NEWPORT BEACH MUNICIPAL CODE PERTAINING TO <br />VISITORS SERVICE FEE <br />WHEREAS, Newport Beach Municipal Code Chapter 3.28 establishes a Visitors <br />Service Fee (VSF) of one percent (1 %) of the rental rate on hotel guests during the <br />first 30 days of their stay. <br />WHEREAS, the VSF funds the marketing of the City to tourists. <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 VSF ordinance. <br />WHEREAS, the City Council desires to implement the changes proposed by the <br />PORT committee. <br />WHEREAS, the VSF and the TOT are complimentary and should be amended <br />concurrently. <br />NOW THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Newport Beach, California, HEREBY <br />ORDAINS as follows: <br />Chapter 3.28 <br />VISITORS SERVICE FEE <br />Sections: <br />3.28.005 <br />Findings and Purpose. <br />3.28.010 <br />Definitions. <br />3.28.015 <br />Visitor Services. <br />3.28.020 <br />Service Fee. <br />3.28.025 <br />Use of Service Fee. <br />3.28.030 <br />Responsibility of the Operator. <br />3.28.035 <br />Exemptions. <br />3.28.040 <br />Reporting and Remitting. <br />3.28.045 <br />Penalties and Interest. <br />3.28.050 <br />Records. <br />3.28.055 <br />Enforcement Procedures, Appeal. <br />3.28.060 <br />Duty of Successor of Operator. <br />128.065 <br />Divulging Information Prohibited. <br />3.28.070 <br />Refunds. <br />Page 1 of 9 <br />