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ORDINANCE NS-1091 PROVIDING FOR TRANSIENT <br />OCCUPANCY TAX <br /> <br /> T~E CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That the Santa Aha Municipal Code is hereby <br />amended by adding Article V to Chapter 35 thereof to read in <br />words and figures, as follows: <br /> <br />ARTICLE V - TRANSIENT OCCUPANCY TAX <br /> <br />Sec. 35-125. Title. <br /> <br /> This chapter shall be known as the uniform transient <br />occupancy tax ordinance of the City of Santa Ana. <br /> <br />Sec. 35-126 Definitions. <br /> <br /> Except where the context otherwise requires, the <br />definitions given in this section govern the construction <br />of this chapter: <br /> <br /> (a) PERSON. The term "person" means any individual, <br />firm, partnership, joint venture, association, social club, <br />fraternal organization, joint stock company, corporation, <br />estate, trust, business trust, receiver, trustee, syndicate, <br />or any other group or combination acting as a unit. <br /> <br /> (b) HOTEL. The term "hotel" means any structure, or <br />any portion of any structure, which is occupied or intended <br />or designed for occupancy by transients for dwelling, <br />lodging or sleeping purposes, and includes any hotel, inn, <br />tourist home or house, motel, studio hotel, bachelor hotel, <br />lodging house, rooming house, apartment house, dormitory, <br />p~blic or private club, mobilehome or house trailer at a <br />fixed location, or other similar structure or portion <br />thereof. <br /> <br /> (c) OCCUPANCY. The term "occupancy" means the use or <br />possession, or the right to the use or possession of any <br />room or rooms or portion thereof, in any hotel for dwelling, <br />lodging or sleeping purposes. <br /> <br /> (d) TRANSIENT. The term "transient" means any person <br />who exercises occupancy or is entitled to occupancy by <br />reason of concession, permit, right of access, license or <br />other agreement for a period of thirty consecutive calendar <br />days or less, counting portions of calendar days as full <br />days. Any such person so occupying space in a hotel shall <br />be deemed to be a transient until the period of thirty days <br />has expired unless there is an agreement in writing between <br />the operator and the occupant providing for a longer period <br />of occupancy. In determing whether a person is a transient, <br />uninterrupted periods of time extending both prior and <br />subsequent to the effective date of this chapter may be <br />considered. <br /> <br /> (e) RENT. The term "rent" means the consideration <br />charged, whether or not received, for the occupancy of space <br />in a hotel valued in money, whether to be received in money, <br />goods, labor or otherwise, including all receipts, cash, <br />credits and property and services of any kind or nature, <br />without any deduction therefrom whatsoever. <br /> <br /> <br />