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File #: 20-0350    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/19/2020 In control: Executive Office
On agenda: 4/20/2020 Final action:
Title: OFF AGENDA ITEM: Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2 - Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Defer Without Penalty Collection of TOT and BID Funds Due April 30, 2020 Until July 31, 2020 (Sponsors: Supervisors Gjerde and McCowen and Treasurer-Tax Collector)

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Treasurer-Tax Collector and Supervisors Gjerde and McCowen
MEETING DATE: April 20, 2020


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Shari Schapmire
PHONE:
463-4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Supervisor Gjerde
PHONE:
463-4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Supervisor McCowen
PHONE:
463-4441


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 20 Minutes


AGENDA TITLE:
title
OFF AGENDA ITEM: Pursuant to Government Code Section 54954.2 - Discussion and Possible Action Including Direction to Defer Without Penalty Collection of TOT and BID Funds Due April 30, 2020 Until July 31, 2020
(Sponsors: Supervisors Gjerde and McCowen and Treasurer-Tax Collector)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
1) Hear Off Agenda item pursuant to Government Code 54954.2 and move that this item will be added to the agenda as item 8a); 2) Direct County Counsel to present an Urgency Ordinance at a Special Meeting to be held April 28, 2020, that will defer without penalty the collection of TOT and BID funds due April 30, 2020 until July 31, 2020, to be applicable to lodging operators but not agents.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
None.

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
The Board of Supervisors received a letter dated April 16, 2020 from the "Lodging Operators COVID-19 Response Team" requesting deferral without penalty of the quarterly payment of TOT and BID funds normally due April 30, 2020 until July 31, 2020. Supervisors Gjerde and McCowen have phone conferenced with the authors of the letter, who are industry leaders, and have phone conferenced with Treasurer-Tax Collector Schapmire and County Counsel Curtis who have also been in communication with the authors of the letter. The Shelter In Place Order immediately cut off revenue and unlike most industries also triggered a need to issue refunds for pre-bookings. Meanwhile, the timing, conditions and effectiveness of Federal financial relief is uncertain. Based on the impacts of the Shelter In Place Order,...

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