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<br />or/5 <br /> <br />REL: 9/6/91 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-2147 <br /> <br />r <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING SECTION 35-165 OF THE SANTA ANA <br />MUNICIPAL CODE TO PROVIDE THAT THE LEVEL <br />OF THE LOW INCOME HOUSEHOLD EXEMPTION <br />FROM THE UTILITY USERS TAX SHALL BE SET <br />BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br /> <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />SECTION 1: That section 35-166 of the Santa Ana Municipal <br />Code is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 35-166. <br /> <br />Low income household exemption. <br /> <br />(a) The utility users tax imposed by this code shall not <br />apply to any service user who uses telephone, electric, gas or <br />water services in or upon any premises occupied by such <br />service user, provided the combined gross income of all <br />members of the household in which such user resided was less <br />than the Low Income Household Exemption Level for the calendar <br />year prior to the fiscal year (July 1 through June 30) for <br />which the exemption provided in this section is applied for. <br />The Low Income Household Exemption Level shall be established <br />by resolution of the city council. <br /> <br />The exemption granted by this section shall not eliminate <br />the duty of the service supplier to collect taxes from such <br />exempt individual or the duty of such exempt individual to pay <br />such taxes to the service supplier, unless an exemption is <br />applied for by the service user and granted in accordance with <br />the provisions of subsection (b) hereof, <br /> <br />(b) Any service user exempt from the taxes imposed by <br />this code because of the provisions of subsection (a) above, <br />may file an application with the tax administrator at the <br />department of finance, city hall, for an exemption. Such <br />application shall be made upon forms supplied by the tax <br />administrator and shall recite facts under oath which qualify <br />the applicant for an exemption. The tax administrator shall <br />review all such applications and certify as exempt those <br />applicants determined to qualify therefor and shall notify all <br />service suppliers affected that such exemption has been <br />approved, stating the name of the applicant, the address to <br />which such exempt service is being supplied, the account <br />number, and such other information as may be necessary for the <br />service supplier to remove the exempt service user from its <br />tax billing procedure. Upon receipt of such notice, the <br /> <br />1 <br />