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CJL:ag <br />1/23/76 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-1295 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING ARTICLE VI OF CHAPTER 35 OF <br />THE SANTA ANA MUNICIPAL CODE BY ADDING <br />SECTION 35-167 PROVIDING FOR A MAXIMUM <br />AMOUNT PAYABLE UNDER THE UTILITY USERS <br />TAX <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN <br />AS FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: The City Council of the City of Santa Ana <br />hereby finds and determines that the establishment of a maximum <br />amount payable under the utility Users Tax will contribute to the <br />preservation of the health, safety and welfare of the City of <br />Santa Ana by encouraging the continued presence of large utility <br />users who provide valuable jobs, goods and service to the residents <br />of the City and who contribute greatly to the City's tax base. <br />This ordinance is required for the purpose of fixing the rate of <br />taxation for the Utility Users Tax, and for the purpose of providing <br />a tax levy for the usual and current expenses of the City of Santa <br />Ana. <br /> <br /> SECTION 2: That there is hereby added to Article VI, <br />Chapter 35 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code Section 35-167 to read <br />as follows: <br /> <br />SEC. 35-167 Maximum amount payable under the Utility <br /> <br />Users Tax <br /> <br /> 1. The following subsections shall be effective only <br />during the fiscal year commencing July 1, 1975, and ending June 30, <br />1976. <br /> <br /> (a) The combined total maximum of electricity, gas <br />and telephone user taxes paid by any single service user for one <br />location under this utility User Tax Code shall not exceed the <br />sum of Two Thousand Six Hundred and Twenty-Five Dollars ($2,625.00) <br />during the fiscal year July 1, 1975, to June 30, 1976. <br /> <br /> (b) A service user may deposit the maximum tax <br />specified in 1 (a) with the Tax Administrator by March 31, 1976, <br />less the amount of tax previously paid during the fiscal year as <br />payment in full and in advance of taxes due under this Code for <br />the fiscal year July 1, 1975 to June 30, 1976. Any service user <br />making said payment by March 31, 1976, shall not thereafter be <br />billed for any tax under this Code during the fiscal year July 1, <br />1975, to June 30, 1976. <br /> <br /> (c) The penalty assessment provided in Section <br />35-162 of this Code shall not be counted in computing the maximum <br />tax as provided in 1 (a). <br /> <br /> (d) Any service user paying more than the maximum <br />tax provided for in 1 (a) during the fiscal year July 1, 1975, to <br />June 30, 1976, may claim a refund or credit for such overpayment <br />in the manner provided in Section 35-164 of this Code. <br /> <br /> (e) The phrase "one location" as used in 1 (a) shall <br />mean one or more contiguous sites for which the service user re- <br />ceives one or more utility billings. <br /> <br /> <br />