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ORDINANCE NO. NS- 2223 <br /> <br />REL:6/6/9~ <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING SECTION 21-120r.1 OF THE SANTA <br />ANA MUNICIPAL CODE TO AUTHORIZE EXEMP- <br />TIONS FROM THE BUSINESS LICENSE RESIDEN- <br />TIAL RENTAL SURCHARGE <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That section 21-120r.1 of the Santa Ana Municipal <br />Code is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br />Bec. 21-120r.1. <br /> <br />Residential rental surcharge. <br /> <br /> (a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this <br />section, the business license tax for residential property rental <br />and residential apartment rental shall consist of the amount set <br />forth 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 /> (b) The city council may, by resolution, establish a program <br />whereby particular residential properties or residential apart- <br />ments, licensed pursuant to this chapter, may be certified as <br />having met standards of excellence in property maintenance. In <br />such event, the executive director of the planning and building <br />agency shall be responsible for the implementation of that program. <br />Owners of property certified pursuant to that program shall be <br />exempt from the payment of the surcharge specified in subsection <br />(a) of this section for the three tax years next succeeding the <br />time of such certification. The executive director of the planning <br />and building agency shall provide the executive director of the <br />finance and management services agency with listings of licensed <br />properties certified under said program, which shall be periodical- <br /> <br /> <br />