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ORDINANCE NO. NS-2173 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />ADDING SECTION 21-120r.1 TO THE SANTA <br />ANA MUNICIPAL CODE TO ESTABLISH A <br />RESIDENTIAL RENTAL SURCHARGE IN THE <br />BUSINESS LICENSE TAX <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That the Santa Ana Municipal Code is hereby <br />amended by adding a section, to be numbered 21-120r.1, which said <br />section reads as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 21-120r.1. Residential rental surcharge. <br /> <br /> The business license tax for residential property rental and <br />residential apartment rental shall consist of the amount set forth <br />in subsections (2) and (3) of section 21-120r plus an annual <br />surcharge of $17.50 per each property rental unit or each apartment <br />rental unit. The surcharge hereby established shall be due and <br />payable and shall be paid at the same time and in the same manner <br />that the amount due under section 21-120r is due and payable. No <br />business license shall be issued unless the surcharge is paid. <br />Penalties and interest shall be assessed upon the total amount due <br />and unpaid at the rate specified in this chapter until such time as <br />both the amount due under section 21-120r and the surcharge due <br />under this section are paid in full. All provisions for the <br />enforcement, collection and recovery of unpaid business license <br />taxes shall likewise apply to the enforcement, collection and <br />recovery of any unpaid surcharge. Notwithstanding any provision of <br />this chapter to the contrary, the amount of said surcharge shall <br />not change except by amendment of this section. This section shall <br />expire on, and be of no further force or effect after, December 31, <br />1999. <br /> <br /> SECTION 2: If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, <br />phrase or portion of this ordinance is for any reason held to be <br />invalid or unconstitutional by the decision of any court of <br />competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the validity <br />of the remaining portions of this ordinance. The city Council of <br />the city of Santa Ana hereby declares that it would have adopted <br />this ordinance and each section, subsection, sentence, clause, <br />phrase or portion thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or <br />more sections, subsections, sentences, clauses, phrases, or <br />portions be declared invalid or unconstitutional. <br /> <br /> SECTION 3: Neither the adoption of this ordinance nor the <br />repeal hereby of any ordinance shall in any manner affect the <br />prosecution for violation of ordinances, which violations were <br /> <br />1 <br /> <br /> <br />