City Council Meeting 6-23-09                                                               Santa Monica, California

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTION NO. (CCS)

 

 

(CITY COUNCIL SERIES)

 

 

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA

SETTING THE BUSINESS LICENSE PROCESSING FEE

 

 

WHEREAS, Ordinance Number 1754 (CCS) (the "Ordinance"), adopted July 12, 1994, governs the setting of the amount of user fees or fees for services provided to or for the benefit of particular individuals rather than the general public; and

WHEREAS, the Ordinance allows such user fees or fees for services to be set by ordinance, by a resolution adopted by the City Council, or by any other means authorized by law; and

WHEREAS, it is the policy of the City of Santa Monica to charge for the full costs of services provided by City Staff when such services benefit individual users rather than members of the community as a whole; and

NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA DOES RESOLVE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1.  The Business License Processing fee is hereby set at $25.25 per business license application for the purpose of recovering costs associated with resources and services provided by the City of Santa Monica in connection with issuing business licenses.

SECTION 2.  Commencing upon July 1, 2010 and on July 1 of each fiscal year thereafter, this fee shall be administratively revised annually by a factor equal to the difference in the Los Angeles- Riverside-Orange County Consumer Price Index for Wage Earners and Clerical Workers for the twelve (12) month period February through February of the prior year,  except that any such administrative revision shall not be less than any annual cost of living adjustment provided to the employees of the City of Santa Monica through Memorandums of Understanding entered into between the City and the employees’ bargaining representatives for the comparable fiscal year, and in no event shall the annual administrative revision be less than zero percent (0%).

SECTION 3.  Resolution 10361 (CCS) adopted November 25, 2008 is amended to revise the fee for Business License Processing.

SECTION 4.  The City Clerk shall certify to the adoption of this resolution and thenceforth and thereafter the same shall be in full force and effect.

APPROVED AS TO FORM:

 

 

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MARSHA JONES MOUTRIE

City Attorney