APPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCESAPPENDIX A – CHARTER ORDINANCES\CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 17

A CHARTER ORDINANCE AMENDING PROVISIONS OF CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 14 RELATING TO TRANSIENT GUEST TAX

WHEREAS, Charter Ordinance No. 14 exempts the City from the requirements of K.S.A. 12-16,101 and provides for the City's transient guest tax to be used to “fund economic development activities and promotion of tourism and conventions.”; and

WHEREAS, the Governing Body desires that the uses of the transient guest tax be expanded to include other marketing activities and community events or celebrations.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF DE SOTO, KANSAS:

Section 1. The City of De Soto, Kansas, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby amends Section 3 of Charter Ordinance No. 14 to read as follows:

[Amended by C.O. No. 20] In order to provide revenues to promote tourism and conventions, the Governing Body of the City of De Soto, Kansas, hereby authorizes a transient guest tax of four [percent] (4%) upon the gross receipts derived from or paid by transient guests for sleeping accommodations, exclusive of charges for incidental services or facilities, in any hotel, motel or tourist court. The transient guest tax revenues may be used, upon review and approval of the Governing Body, to fund economic development activities, promotion of tourism and conventions, marketing efforts for the City, and community events or celebrations.

Section 2. All remaining Sections of Charter Ordinance No. 14 shall remain in full force and effect.

(8-7-2003; Amended by C.O. No. 20)