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File #: 19-236    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 3/22/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/17/2019 Final action:
Title: Ordinance to Amend County Code Chapter 8, Licenses
Attachments: 1. Att.A March 6, 2019 ES, 2. Att.B Proposed Ordinance
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AGENDA DATE: 4/17/2019

Ordinance to Amend County Code Chapter 8, Licenses

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Adoption of an ordinance to amend County Code Chapter 8, Licenses

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Letteri, Kamptner, Herrick, Lamb

PRESENTER (S): Andy Herrick


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Board has directed the County Attorney's Office to conduct a comprehensive review and recodification of the County Code. Chapter 8 of the County Code governs the County business license requirement, tax and fees. It outlines who is required to obtain a business license, what license tax or fee applies to various businesses, and how the Finance Director is to administer and enforce business license requirements.

Ahead of a public hearing on March 6, 2019, staff had prepared a proposed ordinance recodifying Chapter 8. The proposed ordinance was described in the accompanying Executive Summary (Attachment A). On final review before the March 6 public hearing, Finance staff identified certain relatively minor issues with the existing draft ordinance that required further review and possible revision. At staff's recommendation, the Board held the public hearing as scheduled on March 6, but deferred final action, pending resolution of the outstanding issues. After further review and discussion, Finance staff and the County Attorney's Office are now returning with a proposed final draft ordinance for adoption.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations: Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: Staff would refer back to the March 6 Executive Summary (Attachment A) for a more detailed explanation of the proposed ordinance generally. Proposed revisions made since March 6 include:
1. Consolidating thresholds - Staff proposes deleting current ? 8-101 so that the applicable thresholds are consolidated...

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