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ORDINANCE NO. 02017-011 <br /> AN ORDINANCE of the City Council of the City of Tumwater, <br /> Washington, to codify and expand the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee. <br /> WHEREAS, Washington law requires a municipality with a population of five <br /> thousand or more to establish a Lodging Tax Advisory Committee pursuant to RCW <br /> 67.28.1817; and <br /> WHEREAS, in 1997, the City of Tumwater established the Lodging Tax <br /> Advisory Committee by Resolution No. R97-022 as a five member committee <br /> comprised of one elected official who shall serve as chair; two members who are <br /> representatives of businesses required to collect lodging tax; and two members who <br /> are persons involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue received from <br /> lodging tax; and <br /> WHEREAS, since 1997, new hotels have been built in the City of Tumwater <br /> and the number of applicants for use of Lodging Tax funds have increased; and <br /> WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to be inclusive and expand the Lodging <br /> Tax Advisory Committee to consist of a five to seven member committee to enhance <br /> tourism and promote the historical significance of Tumwater consistent with RCW <br /> Chapter 67.28 and Resolution No. R2016-006. <br /> NOW, THEREFORE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF <br /> TUMWATER, STATE OF WASHINGTON, DOES ORDAIN AS FOLLOWS: <br /> Section 1. A new Chapter 2.76, Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, is <br /> hereby added to the Tumwater Municipal Code to read as follows: <br /> 2.76.010 Establishment—Membership <br /> A. Pursuant to RCW 67.28.1817, the Tumwater Lodging Tax Advisory <br /> Committee is established. The Lodging Tax Advisory Committee shall consist of five to <br /> seven members as follows: <br /> 1. One elected official who shall serve as chair; <br /> 2. Up to three, but no less than two members, who are <br /> representatives of businesses required to collect lodging tax; and <br /> 3. Up to three, but no less than two members, who are persons <br /> involved in activities authorized to be funded by revenue <br /> received from lodging tax. <br /> B. Persons who are eligible for appointment under 2 are not eligible for <br /> appointment under 3. Persons who are eligible for appointment under 3 are not <br /> Ordinance No. 02017-011 - Page 1 of 4 <br />