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Increase in Transient Occupancy Tax
City of Baldwin Park
3,202 / 38.29% Yes votes ...... 5,160 / 61.71% No votes
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|Results as of Nov 28 4:37pm, 100.00% of Precincts Reporting (12/12)|
|Information shown below: Impartial Analysis | Arguments | Full Text|
Shall the City of Baldwin Park's transient occupancy tax, which is levied for the privilege of occupancy in any hotel or motel, be increased from ten percent (10%) to eleven percent (11%) as of January 1, 2006; and be increased from eleven percent (11%) to twelve percent (12%) as of January 1, 2008?
|Arguments For Measure B|
This is NOT A NEW TAX and it is NOT PAID BY YOU unless you register as a
guest at Baldwin Park hotels/motels. This tax is PAID ONLY BY VISITORS (who
are generally non Baldwin Park residents) who stay in hotels and motels in
Measure B will increase the City’s existing Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) also known as hotel/motel/bed tax from 10% to 11% effective January 1, 2006 and to 12% effective January 1, 2008.
The City uses tax dollars to provide essential programs and services that benefit YOU, community members and visitors, for example:
MAINTAINING public parks and providing quality recreational programs;
Transient Occupancy Tax is a very common way by which visitors contribute to local services, as you do when you stay at hotels in other cities such as Sacramento, Las Vegas or San Diego.
Your YES vote will allow the City to receive additional revenues to improve services and promote growth and development in the City of Baldwin Park.
PLEASE VOTE YES ON MEASURE B!
WILLIAM “BILL” VAN CLEAVE
(No arguments against Measure B were submitted)
|Full Text of Measure B|
AN ORDINANCE OF THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK, CALIFORNIA, TO INCREASE THE TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX FROM 10% TO 11% COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2006 AND TO 12% COMMENCING JANUARY 1, 2008 BY AMENDING SECTION 35.062 OF THE BALDWIN PARK MUNICIPAL CODE
WHEREAS, at the General Municipal Election held November 8, 2005, the majority of the electors of the City of Baldwin Park approved Measure B pertaining to increasing the Transient Occupancy Tax within the City of Baldwin Park.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF BALDWIN PARK DO HEREBY ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. That Section 35.062 of the Baldwin Park Municipal Code is hereby amended in its entirety to read as follows:
SECTION 35.062. IMPOSITION
For the privilege of occupancy in any hotel, each transient is subject to and shall pay (i) until January 1, 2006, a tax in the amount of 10% of the rent charged by the operator, (ii) commencing January 1, 2006, a tax in the amount of 11% of the rent charged by the operator and (iii) commencing January 1, 2008, a tax in the amount of 12% of the rent charged by the operator. The tax constitutes a debt owed by the transient to the City which is extinguished only by payment to the operator or to the City. The transient shall pay the tax to the operator of the hotel at the time the rent is paid. If the rent is paid in installments, a proportionate share of the tax shall be paid with each installment. The unpaid tax shall be due upon the transient’s ceasing to occupy space in the hotel. If for any reason the tax due is not paid to the operator of the hotel, the Tax Administrator may require that the tax shall be paid directly to the Tax Administrator.